A large-scale free mobile medical clinic that treated more than 6,300 uninsured and underinsured people last summer is scheduled to return to the Los Angeles area in April, volunteers and lawmakers said Wednesday.
Remote Area Medical, or RAM, a Tennessee-based nonprofit group, plans to hold a clinic at the Los Angeles Sports Arena near USC from April 27 to May 3.
At a news conference at the site Wednesday, lawmakers emphasized the continued need for healthcare services despite the passage of historic health reform in Washington, D.C., this week.
"The bill is just a beginning. Implementation will take place over four years," said Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. "We will continue to need events like RAM/LA to fill in the gaps and provide services to our uninsured throughout the county."