Modern Healthcare’s Steven Ross Johnson reports that millions of low-income patients could lose access to primary healthcare if a funding provision within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act set to expire next year is not extended.  The article cites the new report from the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University and quotes study author Dr. Leighton Ku, professor of health policy at George Washington University and director of the Center of Health Policy Research.  Johnson reports that advocates for extending the provision say the impact of letting it expire would be felt across the nation’s healthcare continuum in the form of higher rates of emergency department utilization and hospitalizations.

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