California Senator Barbara Boxer plans to visit the Borrego Health clinic Centro Medico Cathedral City on Friday, according to her staff.
Boxer also plans to discuss how the Affordable Care Act "is expanding access to
quality, affordable health care for millions of Californians," Boxer's staff said in an announcement dated Oct. 24.
Here's more from the statement: The ACA included $11 billion in new funding to build or renovate
community health centers like CMCC that provide preventative and primary
health services to communities in need. CMCC received a $500,000
federal grant that will allow the clinic to expand by
9,000 square feet and almost double the number of patients it will
serve to more than 20,000 annually. Because of the ACA, communities
across the state have received more than $500 million to build new
clinics and expand existing facilities. Senator Boxer will tour the clinic to highlight the ways the health care
law is making a difference in the lives of people all over California.
Thanks to the ACA, almost 5.5 million Californians are now able to
choose from a range of affordable health plans
available through the state exchange – Covered California – and more
than 1.4 million are newly eligible for free or low cost coverage
Centro Medico Cathedral City is part of Borrego Health, which runs a dozen clinics in Riverside and San Diego counties. Borrego Health's mission statement is to provide "high quality, efficient customer focused health care to the communities we serve, accomplished by providing access to patient centered comprehensive care to all residents regardless of their ability to pay."