Medicaid & SCHIP; Community Health Centers; Health Reform; Health Homes
Steady growth in the number of uninsured and under-insured has sparked health reform proposals at the national and state levels. With many proposals emphasizing expanded access to private health insurance among the low-income population through the use of tax credits and an emphasis on stable and continuous primary care as a key to improving health care access, the interaction between health centers and private health insurance becomes an important aspect of national health policy. This policy brief provides an overview of health centers, with a special focus on the relationship between health centers and private health insurance.
Shin, P., Finnegan, B., Sharac, J., & Rosenbaum, S. (2008). Health centers: An overview and analysis of their experiences with private health insurance (Issue paper no. 7738). Washington, D.C.: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.