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Workforce Issues; Community Health Centers; Health Reform; Health Homes


Since the establishment of the first health center in 1965, health centers have evolved into an essential component of the health care safety net. Today, over 1,000 federally funded and "look-alike" health centers serve 14.3 million people, three-quarters of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicaid. As the nation's largest primary care system, health centers care for one in five low-income uninsured persons and one in nine Medicaid beneficiaries.


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