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Cuts to Community Health Centers Are Bad News for Medicaid — and Most Doctors

Healthcare reform is supposed to greatly reduce the burden of uninsured and indigent patients on the nation’s emergency rooms when 32 million more people get coverage in 2014. But that might not happen if states continue to cut back on their support for community health clinics (CHCs), which today provide health care for approximately 20 million uninsured and Medicaid patients. If this trend isn’t reversed, a sudden flood of Medicaid recipients could overwhelm private medical practices in poorer areas.