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. 34
Primary Care; Community Health Centers
A new report by Drs. L. Ku, J. Zur, E. Jones, P. Shin and S. Rosenbaum examines the impact of federal and state policy decisions on community health centers and their ability to continue providing primary care to the nation's poorest residents. The report estimates that under a worst-case scenario the nation's health centers would be forced to contract, leaving an estimated 1 million low-income people without access to health care services by 2020.
Ku, L., Zur, J., Jones, E., Shin, P., & Rosenbaum, S. (2013). How Medicaid expansions and future community health center funding will shape capacity to meet the nation's primary care needs (Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative policy research brief no. 34). Washington, D.C.: George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy.