The Affordable Care Act: What’s at Stake for Long Beach

Jul. 12, 2013 / By

The Children’s Clinic has been offering healthcare to many under-served families in Long Beach since 1933. As one of two federal grantees (the other is St. Mary Medical Center) in Long Beach, TCC will play a very important role in helping to ensure that low-income families will have access to healthcare by the time more of the Affordable Care Act’s provisions become effective on January 1, 2014.

“With childhood obesity rates climbing and more children than ever facing long term chronic health issues, so it’s critical that families have access to affordable health care and educational services,” said Congresswoman Laura Richardson in a press release announcing TCC’s award for a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

In the video above, VoiceWaves does a Q&A with TCC’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Elisa Nicholas, to discuss what’s at stake for people in Long Beach.

For a summary of benefits of healthcare reform in Long Beach, click HERE.

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Ben Novotny

Ben Novotny is an alumnus of California State University, Long Beach where he majored in Journalism and minored in American Studies. At CSULB Ben was a staff writer for The Union Weekly, the student-run campus newspaper and was actively involved with the school's TV production studio. Ben was a Contributing Writer for The Long Beach Post and the Long Beach Business Journal and has been a Youth Reporter at VoiceWaves for four years.