WASHINGTON and NEW YORK – A new policy research brief released today by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services evaluates the consequences of the proposed reductions in federal health center funding on access to health care for low-income workers.

The brief, titled “The Role of Community Health Centers in Addressing the Needs of Uninsured Low Income Workers: Implications of Proposed Federal Funding Reductions,” estimates that 2.7 million of the 11 million uninsured, low-income, working Americans, receive their care in community health centers. The $1.3 billion reduction in FY 2011 health center funding approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on February 20, 2011 would adversely affect health center expansion, threatening access to primary care for millions of America’s low income workers.

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