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The Affordable Care Act requires health plans to provide mental health services. That means the newly insured will have the option to seek care anywhere they want. This has thrust publicly run mental health clinics into a new landscape of competition.

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Outreach workers from health clinics have spent the last three years in search of 390,000 Los Angeles County residents who are uninsured and can qualify for free health insurance.

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Nearly 40 years later, Cambodian refugees who can bear telling their stories recall atrocities in vivid detail, with an immediacy that is palpable.

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Pete Delgado is currently the Chief Executive Officer for the Los Angeles County- University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Healthcare Network. He is responsible for directing the leadership and operations of all health service programs for LAC-USC
Healthcare Network including the Medical center, the tertiary care hub of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and the primary teaching facility of the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. As a seasoned healthcare executive, Mr.

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Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding is the health officer for Los Angeles County. In this state-appointed role, he works closely with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services to ensure the health of county residents.

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Dr. Elaine E. Batchlor is chief medical officer of L.A. Care Health Plan, a nonprofit, community-accountable health maintenance organization (HMO) that serves more than 750,000 Los Angeles County residents who participate in the Medi-Cal and Healthy Families programs. L.A. Care also administers the Healthy Kids program, which is offered by L.A. Care Health Plan and is sponsored by First 5 L.A. and the Children's Health Initiative of Greater Los Angeles. L.A. Care is the nation's largest public health plan and also one of California's largest health plans. Before Batchlor came to the L.A.

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Dr. Bruce Chernof is president and chief executive officer of The SCAN Foundation, an agency dedicated to improving the quality of human and health care services for seniors. Previously, he was director and chief medical officer of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, the agency responsible for protecting the health of county residents.

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