A boom in demand for health care services in Ventura County is prompting county officials to seek the hiring of more than 60 new employees to help with administrative services.
The county’s Human Services Agency is reporting that since 2008, they’ve had a 14% increase in demand for Medi-Cal related services.
They say the federal health care reform act is going to increase the demand for help, and that 45 of the 61 requested positions are related to the additional work which was anticipated.
The additional positions would cost about $3.1 million dollars a year when they’re filled, but officials say additional federal, and state funding will cover virtually all of the costs.
County Supervisors are set to review the request as part of a special Thousand Oaks board meeting tomorrow night.