Support indispensable for village health centers to forestall 1 million patients being dropped


A new news by a Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative during a George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) examines a impact of sovereign and state process decisions on village health centers (CHCs) and their ability to continue providing primary caring to a nation’s lowest residents. The report, “How Medicaid Expansions and Future Community Health Center Funding Will Shape Capacity to Meet a Nation’s Primary Care Needs,” estimates that underneath a worst-case scenario, a nation’s health centers would be forced to contract, withdrawal an estimated 1 million low-income people but entrance to health caring services by a year 2020.

“Without continued support, village health centers will not be means to accommodate a rising direct for primary caring in underserved tools of a United States,” pronounced a lead author of a report, Leighton Ku, PhD, MPH, a highbrow of health process and executive of a Center for Health Policy Research during SPHHS. “Unless policymakers act now to support these centers, many low-income