As 'Bodega Clinicas' Fill Void, Officials Are Torn On Embracing Them

Kaiser Health News staff writer Sarah Varney, working in collaboration with The New York Times, reports: "The so-called bodega clinicas that line the streets of Los Angeles' immigrant neighborhoods blend into a dense forest of commerce. Wedged between money order kiosks and pawn shops, these storefront doctors' offices treat ailments for cash: a doctor's visit is $20 to $40, a podiatry exam is $120 and at one bustling clinica, a colonoscopy is advertised on an erasable white board for $700" (Varney, 1/12). Read the story.

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