Sacramento County Approves Budget with Healthcare for Undocumented Immigrants

The Tuesday vote capped two days of hearings regarding the Sacramento County budget.

A bump in discretionary revenue led to supervisors and department heads not having to scrap for budget dollars but rather cooperate and innovate.

The 5-0 vote makes Sacramento County the first California County to have resumed medical care to undocumented immigrants, one of the unfortunate line items that got axed in wake of the recession.

Board of Supervisors chair Phil Serna and others called the budget “historic” as the rest of the state watches. The budget includes money for other new programs, like mental healthcare, as well.

As the new fiscal year nears, healthcare will resume next month.

For further reading on the healthcare aspects of the Sac County budget, see here.