Strengthening the Safety Net
Starting in 2011, the U.S will invest $11 billion, over five years, in the nation’s community health centers to expand access to health care in communities where it's needed most.
Source: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law March 23, 2010
Blue Shield of California Foundation is committed to being an ally to the safety net, to help ensure that all Californians have access to effective and affordable health care. The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act means low-income Californians will have broader healthcare options. The Foundation is working with community health centers throughout California to make sure they can be providers of choice in this new environment.
Though historically focused on community health centers, Foundation funding parameters now include county clinics, public hospitals, and other local and regional safety net providers. Our approach supports the development of integrated, coordinated systems of care for low-income populations throughout California. Through this work, we are helping the safety net offer seamless, high-quality health care for California's underserved.