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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Sacramento area residents who plan to sign up for health insurance before the enrollment deadline can do so in-person this Saturday.
Today's column focuses on tips for people who signed up for a health insurance plan but can't get the coverage they signed up and paid for.
If you're looking for a new health care plan, you might want to pay close attention to a new state report being released today. The report shows how different insurance networks and medical groups do in managing health conditions.
(AP) -- Covered California is being criticized for lackluster efforts to sign up Latinos and for continued paperwork problems that have left some consumers in limbo.
Parents will have an easier time buying dental insurance for their children under changes made by the Covered California online health exchange.
This is a critical moment in the evolution of Obamacare – and of this column. Tens of thousands of you already have enrolled in health plans that will kick in a few days from now, if they haven’t already.