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Schatz Visits Community Health Centers

August 19, 2013, 7:31 AM HST
* Updated August 19, 9:51 AM
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US Senator Brian Schatz at the Molokai Community Health Center. Courtesy photo.

US Senator Brian Schatz at the Molokai Community Health Center. Courtesy photo.

By Maui Now Staff

US Senator Brian Schatz visited community health centers across the state in celebration of National Health Center Week.

During his visits, Sen. Schatz discussed access to affordable care, implementation of the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”), and the importance of primary care.

“Hawaii’s tremendous network of community health centers provide access to affordable, quality care to thousands of families across our state,” said Schatz in a statement following his rounds.

“The work that they do improves the quality of life for our loved ones, and I will continue to fight to ensure that these centers have the resources they need to provide primary care, improve access, and implement President Obama’s Affordable Care Act,” he said.

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Staff, patients and providers discussed successes and obstacles faced at each facility.  Locations included in the visit were: the Molokaʻi Community Health Center, Waimānalo Health Center, Kōkua Kālihi Comprehensive Family Services, and the Waiʻanae Coast Comprehensive Health Center.

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