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The state senator from South Carolina killed in the shootings at the Emmanual African Episcopal Church in 2015 will have a mobile health center named after him.

"The late Sen. Clementa Pinckney couldn’t persuade his fellow state lawmakers to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, but his vision to improve health care access in rural communities may be realized early next year.

"The nonprofit Palmetto Palace announced Tuesday it will raise funds in Pinckney’s name to build a $290,000 mobile hospital unit. The bus will provide preventive health care services in Allendale, Beaufort, Charleston, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties."--Lauren Saussen, The Post and Courier

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