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George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy


Underserved Populations; Community Health Centers; Health Reform


This policy brief presents the initial effects of recent federal Medicaid reforms on health centers and their patients. Specifically, this report examines the impact of changes in federal Medicaid policy, contained in the Deficit Reduction Act of 2006 (DRA), which requires applicants and recipients to document both their citizenship or legal U.S. residence and proof of their personal identity.


Funder: RCHN Community Health Foundation.

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