SLO County plans to cut health clinic funding
June 14, 2011
Plans to reduce the CHC’s budgets from $3 million to $2.2 million could result in the closure of two clinics of CHC’s 17 clinics, the Morro Bay and Cambria clinics.
Ron Castle, chief executive officer of CHC, said the cuts would leave thousands of low-income people without access to health care.
Supervisor Bruce Gibson scolded Castle, who makes about $292,000 a year, for not reducing CHC management salaries.
“Their top management all make over $200,000 a year and in some cases, well over three hundred thousand dollars a year,” Gibson said.
On June 21, the supervisor’s are slated to make a final decision on the $800,000 proposed cut in funding.