Community Health Centers: A 2012 Profile and Spotlight on Implications of State Medicaid Expansion Decisions September 5, 2014
A new policy brief provides a pre – ACA snapshot of health centers that can help in understanding the impact of state decisions about the ACA Medicaid expansion on health centers as health reform unfolds in the coming years. It provides a current overview of community health centers, the patients they serve, the services they furnish, and the sources of their revenues. It also presents an overview of the nation’s “look alike” health centers. Finally, the report assesses the implications of state decisions regarding the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) expansion of Medicaid to nonelderly adults with income up to 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL) for health center growth. This brief is the latest in an annual series of updates on community health centers produced by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured in partnership with the George Washington University’s Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy. Funding support for the paper was provided to The George Washington University by the RCHN Community Health Foundation.