Community Health Centers, Low-Income Patients Face Uncertainty As Lawmakers Plan ACA Repeal

Kaiser Health News (1/9, Luthra) reports that many patients and community health centers, which have benefited from the ACA through increased access to healthcare and new streams of revenue, respectively, now face uncertainty as Republicans and the incoming Trump Administration move to repeal the healthcare law. Two studies recently published in Health Affairs analyzing data from the Federal Health Resources and Service Administration to examine Medicaid for low-income people found that “in states that opted into the expansion, health centers saw more patient visits, lower rates of uninsured patients…and an increase in patients specifically seeking mental health care.”

Related Links:

— “Obamacare Boosted Community Health Centers’ Reach. Now What?,”Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News, January 9, 2017.

Posted in In The News.