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Patients With New Insurance Trickle Into Sacramento Area Clinics


WellSpace Health's eight medical centers have been expecting the newly insured patients.

“A couple of people a day are coming and saying, look, I’ve got health care coverage."

~Jonathan Porteus, CEO of WellSpace Health  

Porteus says its clinics are preparing for a 25 percent surge in patient visits under the federal health law. So the health centers are staffing up this month.

“We will see expanded hours in our Rancho Cordova health center, we’re probably going to try adding Saturday hours in our south valley center down in South Sacramento, and we’re also expanding our provider hours in a number of sites,” says Porteus.

Sacramento-area Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Health are seeing more patients right now, but they attribute that increased cases of the flu.


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