Free Health Care Clinics Focus on Moving Patients Into Continuing Coverage

By: Friday September 28, 2012 9:18 am

Last year, I went to the Los Angeles Sports Arena to witness a massive free medical clinic for thousands of low-income residents. I was impressed by the focus on enrolling patients for continuing care, either through coverage programs within the city or community health centers. The health clinic has returned to LA this week, and [...]

The New America: Pentagon-Run Annual Health Clinics

By: Thursday May 10, 2012 12:15 pm

We all know that we’re only at the midway point of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and that subsidies for people who don’t get health insurance at work, so they can afford to purchase their own, won’t come around until 2014. And we know that, even after the final implementation, most studies still [...]

Massive Free Medical Care Clinic in Los Angeles Puts Focus on Enrolling Patients for Continuing Care

By: Monday October 24, 2011 1:52 pm

Michele Bachmann told a crowd over the weekend that Americans can rely on charitable organizations if they cannot afford health care. I actually saw evidence of this over the weekend in Los Angeles. But even this charitable foundation understands that there is no substitute for getting Americans enrolled in some mechanism that can get them [...]

Community Health Centers Threatened With Funding Cuts From Debt Limit Deal Fallout

By: Tuesday August 9, 2011 11:44 am

I thought the President was pretty clear yesterday – he thinks we’ve cut the domestic and defense budgets to the bone, and any future savings must come out of a combination of tax revenues and so-called “modest adjustments” to health care programs. So you can forget about that defense-heavy trigger being fired, and even if [...]

Supreme Court Declines Challenge to Healthy SF; Universal Care Program OKd

By: Tuesday June 29, 2010 7:03 am

The best money spent in the Affordable Care Act was the $11 billion dollars put toward expanding and maintaining community health centers across the country. That money will get poured directly into universal care programs for the poor, and possibly lead to some innovations in how we treat people, not just one illness or injury [...]

Traditional Media Discovers Community Health Centers

By: Friday April 2, 2010 1:38 pm

I first wrote about community health centers in the health care law in December, and have subsequently written at least 20 other articles referring to them. I maintain that it was the best money in the entire bill, adding the capacity for millions of people to access what amounts to a universal care program of [...]

Text of the Reconciliation Sidecar Up

By: Thursday March 18, 2010 11:40 am

It’s at the House Rules Committee website and it’s about 151 pages. It’s in Congress-speak, but a couple things which I haven’t yet reported are clear: • Student loan reform is indeed in the bill, probably to satisfy reconciliation requirements. The federal loan insurance program (the subsidies for banks to offer student loans, basically) has [...]

Stupak Lashes Out at Waxman

By: Friday March 12, 2010 2:13 pm

More than anything, Bart Stupak running to local radio and telling them that Henry Waxman wants to fund abortions is a pretty sure sign that he’s completely outmatched on the issue and will now resort to scare tactics. In an interview with Marquette, Mich., radio station WKQS’ Mark & Walk morning show, Stupak described what [...]

White House Health Proposal – The Basics

By: Monday February 22, 2010 7:26 am

The White House’s health reform plan is up at, or you can take a peek here. This represents a compromise document, one prepared to pass by using the Senate bill as a base and making changes that the Administration thinks could pass through the reconciliation process if need be, “informed by the process” that [...]

Other Public Programs, Improvements To Exchange Structure Discussed For Final Health Care Bill

By: Wednesday December 30, 2009 2:09 pm

The widespread acknowledgement that the final health care bill will not include a public option has led some involved in the conference committee discussions to look to other priorities. Rep. Rosa DeLauro talked up the national exchanges in the House bill as a possible concession to improve the overall bill. “That’s where people are going [...]

What’s In The Manager’s Amendment

By: Saturday December 19, 2009 9:38 am

So I’m frantically trying to read the manager’s amendment (turn on CSPAN-2 and you can follow along yourself) and all the supplementary information that’s out there on just what’s now in this health care bill, and here’s what I’ve got so far…

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