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.
More Health Care Coverage
A legislative effort to expand Medi-Cal to undocumented adults in California fell short earlier this year. But more counties are stepping in where the state leaves off.
More California voters support the Affordable Care Act, according to the latest Field Poll. And in a fresh round of findings, the survey shows broad support for raising California's minimum wage and cigarette tax.
Covered California is welcoming the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding federal subsidies for the Affordable Care Act.
Covered California says its recent enrollment numbers show more Latinos and young people signed up this year.
The Nevada state health exchange is calling this year’s open enrollment a success, with nearly twice the number of enrollees in half the amount of time as last year.
Sunday is the deadline to sign up for a new health insurance plan if you’re buying your own. Covered California says there will be hundreds of enrollment events around the state to give people in-person help.