Page 4 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE – Friday, June 21, 2019 Clark visits South Cove Community Health Center as House Democrats work to protect, expand affordable health care V ice Chair of the U.S. House Democratic Caucus Congresswoman Katherine Clark (5th District of Massachusetts) recently visited Malden’s South Cove Community Health Center (South Cove) to tour the new facility, meet with providers and staff and discuss the U.S. House of Representative’s recent actions to defend health-care coverage against Republican attacks. Her visit was part of a national “Health Care Weekend of Action” that over 140 members of Congress participated in from June 14 to June 17. “The House is advancing critical, lifesaving legislation to lower the cost of health care and the price of prescription drugs and protect people with pre-existing conditions,” said Clark. “Community Health Centers like South 505 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 Tel: 617-387-1120 www.gkdental.com • Family Dentistry • Crowns • Bridges • Veneers/Lumineers • Dental Implants • All on 4 Dental Implants • Emergency Dentist • Kid Friendly Dentist • Root Canals • Dentures • Invisalign Braces • Snap On Smile • Teeth Whitening We are the smile care experts for your entire family Cove witness the importance of affordable and accessible care every day. The House is using every tool we have to invest in health care services, like Medicare, Medicaid, and Title X while standing up to the President’s attacks on affordable care, which will take services away from our neediest families. Massachusetts declared long ago that health care is a right, not a privilege, and now we’re proactively defending that right.” Last weekend Democrats eleIn House Dental Plan for $399 (Cleanings, X-Rays, Exams twice a year and 20% OFF Dental work) Schedule your FREE Consultations today vated the issue across America with the Health Care Weekend of Action, highlighting the 10 bills already passed by the U.S. House that are awaiting a vote by the U.S. Senate. On the first day in the House, majority Democrats voted to throw the full legal weight of the House against President Donald Trump’s lawsuit to strike down protections for people with preexisting conditions along with every last benefit and protection of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In the months since, Democrats have continued to pass vital legislation to strengthen protections for people with preexisting conditions and to combat the Trump Administration’s agenda and ACA sabotage. “I really would like to thank Congresswoman Clark for coming to Malden, seeing our health center, and also for fighting for all residents of Massachusetts for health care coverage,” said South Cove CEO Eugene Welch. South Cove runs five clinics in the Greater Boston area with Fresh & Authentic Mexican Food 293 Main St. Everett * (617) 294-0031 Grand Opening Friday, June 21 FREE Food Samples! Please join us! Friday, Saturday & Sunday Special Tacos for $1 (Must present coupon at time of purchase. One coupon per person, 3 tacos maximum. Offer expires 6/24/19) Hours: Every Day 9AM - 10PM / (617) 294-0031 over 250 employees, serving approximately 32,000 patients annually. They are now the largest Asian community health center in Massachusetts with new and expanded clinics in Boston (Chinatown and South Street), Quincy and Malden. The Malden Clinic was opened in June of 2018 and provides Adult Medicine, Ob/Gyn, Pediatrics, Optometry and Social Services. The president’s recent attacks on the Title X family planning grant as well as the ACA would directly impact South Cove’s access to federal funding. “Federal funds allow us to keep 20 fulltime certified application counselors so that 24,000 patients a year are able to access health care at South Cove Community Health Center,” said South Cove Site Manager Frances Ma. Massachusetts community health centers care for 988,000 patients of all ages and racial and ethnic backgrounds and represent a major source of care for medically underserved women and children. In 2016, 24 percent of the state’s health center patients were women of child-bearing age (15-44); 23 percent were children under 18 years of age; and 11 percent were over 65. Forty-four percent were insured through Medicaid; 31 percent had subsidized and private coverage; another 10 percent were Medicare beneficiaries; and nearly 14 percent remained uninsured. Forty-two percent were better served in a language other than English. Malden Library announces summer program: Matt Heaton performance T he Malden Public Library is pleased to announce that its lineup of free summer programs for children will begin on Monday, July 1 at 10:30 a.m. with a fun musical program featuring talented guitarist and singer Matt Heaton. He believes music for kids can be entertaining for both children and parents. Heaton’s songs are a mix of rockabilly, surf, American roots and Irish traditional music, delivered with a wry sense of humor and a sincere sense of fun. Children and adults respond to his musicianship and variety. The adults in the room particularly appreciate the Muppet-esque touches of humor and observations of kid behavior. Whether you call it children’s music, family music, kindie or toddlerbilly, it’s sure to please listeners of all ages. (Pick up a copy of the full schedule of programs for all ages at the Matt Heaton Malden Public Library or the Ice Cream Social on June 27, and sign up for the Summer Reading Club – there’s one for adults as well as kids and teens!)

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