Fifty-eight percent of the clients at the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Health Center haven’t had health insurance.
Clinic Director Angie Wilson says the clinic could only offer limited services, and outside services like X-rays were unaffordable. Wilson says the Medicaid expansion changes that.
"Now they have access to services outside of this clinic that don’t necessarily hit them in the pocket book," says Wilson.
Wilson says 17 percent of the clinic's clients are now on Medicaid and the number is growing. As a result, the clinic is able to expand services to include X-rays, cardiology, mammography and eye screening.
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Medi-Cal and Covered California will continue operating as usual now that the House Republic bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act has been pulled.
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