Puerto Rico’s village health centers face dour future

An unusual need for publicly subsidized health services amidst an rare mercantile predicament is putting Puerto Rico’s federally saved village health centers in jeopardy, according to a new report.

A aloft suit of Puerto Rico’s race – scarcely 1 chairman in 10 – depends on village health centers for their care, as compared with 1 in 14 on a mainland. Yet with some-more than 75 percent of those served by Puerto Rico’s health centers lonesome by Medicare, Medicaid, or both, payment rates distant reduce than stateside, no taxation subsidies for private coverage, and 12 percent remaining uninsured, that caring is during risk.

The report, constructed by a Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative, that is formed during Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) during The George Washington University, uses inhabitant and Puerto Rico information sources, supplemented by information from a concentration organisation of Puerto Rico health core leaders, to consider a opportunities and hurdles of providing caring during this mercantile crisis.

“The commentary uncover both a border of health centers’ purpose in Puerto Rico’s health caring complement and a hurdles they face portion a high-need race during a time of an sharpening health complement crisis,” pronounced Sara Rosenbaum,