On July 19, 2018, L.A. Care Health Plan, a large publicly operated Medicaid health plan that serves Los Angeles County, California, launched a physician recruitment initiative called “Elevating the Safety Net.” L.A. Care Health Plan has committed up to $31 million to the initiative. The initiative will initially be comprised of three grant programs — medical school scholarships; a program to help with physician salary subsidies, sign-on bonuses and/or relocation costs; and a program for physician loan repayments. The goal is to relieve financial burdens on physicians initially interested in working in practices and safety net facilities . . .