Modoc County Creation of the Last Frontier Healthcare District, Measure Q (August 2010)
Administration of Government
|Not on ballot|
The Last Frontier Healthcare District now owns and operates the Modoc Medical Center.
Prior to the passage of Measure Q, the Modoc Medical Center was owned and operated by Modoc County, and had been operating at a millions-a-year deficit. That deficit, in turn, was part of the reason that Modoc County's overall budget was running at a $12.5 million annual deficit.
The newly-created hospital district was 400 miles northeast of San Francisco.
Residents of the county feared that if Measures Q and R had lost, the hospital would have to close.
- Associated Press, "Cash-strapped Calif. county approves hospital tax", September 1, 2010
- Forbes, "Voters decide future of cash-strapped Calif county", August 31, 2010
- KRC-TV, "Parcel Tax Measure Looming For Modoc Hospital", August 25, 2010
- NPR, "In Rural Calif., A Debate On How To Save A Hospital", August 19, 2010