Two new policy research briefs analyze health centers’ growth over the past two decades and Medicaid’s role in propelling and sustaining that growth. The analyses chronicle federal health center growth initiatives pursued by Republican and Democratic Administrations alike, as well as the 2011 retrenchment in the growth trajectory. The studies also document the relationship between more expansive Medicaid coverage policies for low income adults and more robust health center size, staffing, and patient care capacity. The analyses are a collaboration between GW’s Geiger Gibson Program and the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.
The full issue brief, “Community Health Centers: The Challenge of Growing to Meet the Need for Primary Care in Medically Underserved Communities,” can be accessed here.
The full issue brief, “Medicaid and Community Health Centers: the Relationship between Coverage for Adults and Primary Care Capacity in Medically Underserved Communities,” can be accessed here.