Roll-out event set for expanded county health program for uninsured immigrants

An expanded Monterey County pilot health care program has launched for local residents ineligible for government-backed coverage because they are in the country illegally.

On Wednesday, Communities Organized for Relational Power in Action (COPA), the Monterey Bay Central Labor Council, and Building Healthy Communities will be joined by Supervisor Jane Parker and county Health Department director Elsa Jimenez and others at the event designed to mark the program’s kick-off and explain its benefits. (Monterey Herald)