Health & Fitness

November 20, 2007 12:00 AM

No easy fix for valley health crunch

The medical system for the more than 300,000 people who rely on Medi-Cal in the Northern San Joaquin Valley suffers from a multitude of problems that add up to a dysfunctional system: a shortage of doctors, low payments for physicians treating Medi-Cal patients, a high incidence of chronic diseases, poverty and low education rates.

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