- 16. Using Primary Care to Bend the Cost Curve: The Potential Impact of Health Center Expansion in Senate Reforms
October 14, 2009
This report is an analysis of health reform legislation currently under consideration in the Senate. The analysis posits a consolidated measure combining elements of both the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee and Senate Finance Committee bills.
- 15. Estimating the Economic Gains for States as a Result of Medicaid Coverage Expansions for Adults
October 7, 2009
This policy research brief finds that the Medicaid expansions currently under Congressional consideration as part of health reform legislation would not only improve the health and well-being of previously uninsured individuals and families but also would generate significant economic returns in new business activities, jobs, salaries and wages.
- 14. Using Primary Care to Bend the Curve: Estimating the Impact of a Health Center Expansion on Health Care Costs
September 1, 2009
This policy research brief finds that health center expansion to serve an additional 20 million patients as a part of national health reform would result in overall health care savings of $212 billion from 2010 to 2019, including federal Medicaid savings of $59 billion. The report emphasizes that the savings far exceed the $38.8 billion …
- 13. Health Center Data Warehouses: Opportunities and Challenges for Quality Improvement
August 7, 2009
This policy research brief reports on a pilot project in Michigan that demonstrates the potential of data warehouses to create performance measures specifically tailored to community health centers.
- 12. Community Health Centers in Indiana: State Investments and Return
July 29, 2009
This brief presents key findings from a recent study that estimated cost savings and benefits generated by Indiana’s investment in the state's community health centers. The study examines the crucial role community health centers play in providing cost-effective care, enabling states to potentially save of millions of dollars annually.
- 11. Estimating the Effects of Health Reform on Health Centers’ Capacity to Expand to New Medically Underserved Communities and Populations
July 23, 2009
This policy research brief examines the potential impact of the draft House Tri-Committee health reform bill on community health centers’ capacity to provide primary health care services to millions of needy patients, including the newly insured and millions who will remain uninsured.
- 10. National Health Reform: How Will Medically Underserved Communities Fare?
July 9, 2009
This research brief studies the potential impact of national health reform on the more than 96 million residents of America's urban and rural medically underserved communities. The researchers estimate that 72 percent of medically underserved community residents are insured; yet residents of these communities experience ongoing barriers to adequate health care The brief identifies a …
- 9. Boosting Health Information Technology in Medicaid: The Potential Effect of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
July 7, 2009
This report examines the Medicaid HIT adoption incentives contained in the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA). The first study to map the potential impact of the Medicaid provisions on incentive funding finds that about 45,000 office-based physicians – including nearly all physicians who practice at FQHCs and half of office-based pediatricians – may be …
- 8. Examining the Experiences of Puerto Rico’s Community Health Centers Under the Government Health Insurance Plan (GHIP)
April 22, 2009
This report examines the impact of Puerto Rico’s 1994 health reform on the Commonwealth’s community health centers. The findings highlight the importance of investing in health centers, not only to support essential primary health care, but to achieve cost savings and generate economic activity.
- How is the Primary Care Safety Net Faring in Massachusetts? Community Health Centers in the Midst of Health Reform
March 1, 2009
The new Collaborative report, which was commissioned by the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, analyzes the impact of health reform on Massachusetts’ community health centers.
- 7. Restoring Medicaid and SCHIP Coverage to Legal Immigrant Children and Pregnant Women: Implications for Community Health and Health Care for Tomorrow’s Citizens
January 14, 2009
A new policy brief by the Collaborative indicates that restoring eligibility for Medicaid and SCHIP coverage to legally-admitted immigrant children and pregnant women is crucial. The current reauthorization debate provides an opportunity to improve the health status of vulnerable immigrant populations and strengthen their ability to contribute to the nation and the economy.