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Study: Community Health Centers Sometimes Top Private Practices


Federally funded community health centers perform equal to or better than private practices on a number of quality-care measures, according to a new study. The results demonstrate that community health centers are capable of providing high-quality care to an often complex patient population.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

When the goes into full effect in 2014, the government hopes it will add somewhere between 29 million and 32 million Americans to the rolls of the insured, many of whom will receive their care through a large expansion of Medicaid. But with the expansion comes a worry: Who will give primary care to all the newly insured, many of whom currently avoid the doctor or receive all their medical attention in hospital emergency rooms?

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Source: Los Angeles Times

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