July 24, 2024

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Sacramento is Investigating Pay Spikes and Hiring Practices at OC’s Health Plan for the Poor

Sacramento is Investigating Pay Spikes and Hiring Practices at OC’s Health Plan for the Poor

Orange County’s publicly funded health plan for the poor is facing a state probe for controversial hiring and contracting practices – along with large salary spikes.

“We have administrators in our public agencies making close to $1 million from public tax dollars. [That] to me is something we should be shining a light on,” said Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, who prompted the state audit by making a formal request last year.

The review by the California State Auditor’s Office comes after Voice of OC reported how CalOptima – which runs the public health insurance for hundreds of thousands of Orange County’s lowest-income residents – is increasingly being placed in the hands of OC Supervisor Andrew Do and one of his top aides.