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The office of State Treasurer John Chiang said the money is an “emergency” response to federal health care cuts being proposed in Washington.
The bill signals California’s willingness to pay those providers regardless of federal changes but does not guarantee the funding.
Legislation would require minimum staffing levels, longer intervals between patients and more frequent state inspections.
In a region where bears outnumber people, a small medical facility sets a modern example for hospitals on life support.
These clinics have long provided health care to low-income patients and enjoyed expansion under the Affordable Care Act. With repeal looming, the centers’ doctors worry about what’s next.
Since it opened 50 years ago, the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic has been a refuge for everyone from flower children to famous rock stars to Vietnam War veterans returning home addicted to heroin.
A billionaire hedge fund manager, whose son served in Afghanistan, has opened a chain of clinics to tend to the psychological needs of veterans.
The results suggest that retail clinics may not provide a solution for reducing unnecessary emergency department visits, researchers say.
As more and more clinics offer controversial treatments, especially in California, the agency is seeking to clarify its regulatory standards.
Recognizing the strong link between psychiatric and physical illnesses, providers across the country are integrating primary care into mental health clinics with the help of federal funding.