Health centers rely on Medicaid as a major source of operational funding. A new analysis estimating the impacts of the public charge rule on community health centers finds that as a result of Medicaid disenrollment and the rule’s chilling effect on immigrants and their families, health centers nationally could lose between 165,000 and 495,000 Medicaid patients annually, and as revenue declines and capacity drops, the number of patients served will decrease by 136,000 and 407,000.

Full story  by  Geiger Gibson RCHN CHF Research Collaborative colleagues Peter Shin, Jessica Sharac, Sara Rosenbaum, and Maria Velasquez can be found here