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Community health centers under pressure to improve care
USA Today

Hundreds of the nation’s nearly 1,200 community health centers, which serve millions of mostly poor people, fall short on key measures such as vaccinating children and helping diabetics control blood sugar, federal data show. More than 20 million sought care at the non-profit, mostly privately run centers last year — double the number a decade ago. The centers are poised to take an even more central role in the U.S. health system if President Obama’s health law is upheld, because it would give 30 million people health coverage starting in 2014.