Safety Net Patients

CHCs Weigh Cuts to Services, Patient Access to Care to Stay Afloat

February 7, 2018 - Community health centers (CHCs), which have faced expired funding since the end of September, 2017, are starting to consider cutting key services that would put patient access to care in jeopardy, according to a recent survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation. These cuts would be a part of CHC efforts to stay afloat until the government reauthorizes full funding for the Community...

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