Authors  Katherine Jett Hayes, Peter Shin,  Sara Rosenbaum of the Geiger Gibson/ RCHN CHF Research Collaborative provide a preliminary assessment of the impact on community health centers of states’ refusal to implement the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. The authors confirm an earlier finding that if fully implemented by the states, the Medicaid expansion will enable community health centers to expand and nearly double capacity, reaching  approximately 19.8 million new patients. However, without a full Medicaid expansion, capacity to serve additional patients would be reduced by nearly 27 percent,  reducing the number of new patients served by a 5.3 million.

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