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Santa Barbara Congresswoman Introduces Bill To Expand In-School Health Care For Unserved Children

Posted on Friday, February 26, 2016 11:28am

A Santa Barbara based congresswoman introduced a bill intended to improve health care services for public school students.

Democratic Congresswoman Lois Capps is the author of what’s being called “The Hallways To Health ACT.”

It would give school based health centers expanded access to community health workers, and calls for the school centers to be eligible for Medicaid, and other funding to insure their sustainability.

Capps says the school based programs are important because many children don’t have family doctors or other access to medical care.

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