George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy
Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative Policy Research Brief No. 32
A new report by the Peter Shin, Jessica Sharac, Carmen Alvarez, and Sara Rosenbaum examines the potential impact of sequestration on community health centers and their patients and communities. "Assessing the Potential Impact of Sequestration on Community Health Centers, Patients, and Medically Underserved Communities" estimates that the nation's 1,200 federally funded health centers will lose $120 million in grant funding, and that this funding drop can be expected to translate into 900,000 fewer patients served and 3 million fewer visits. The analysis shows that the cuts will disproportionately impact the poorest Americans, children, young families, and members of ethnic and racial minority groups, as well individuals with serious and chronic health care needs.
Shin, P., Sharac, J., Alvarez, C., & Rosenbaum, S. (2013). Assessing the potential impact of sequestration on community health centers, patients, and medically underserved communities (Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative policy research brief no. 32). Washington, D.C.: George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy.