- Community Health Centers’ Experiences in a More Mature ACA Market
August 23, 2018
Community health centers provide comprehensive primary care services in some of the most underserved communities in the nation. A new issue brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation summarizes findings from the 2018 survey of community health centers to provide a snapshot of health centers’ outreach and enrollment activities, as well as changes in service capacity …
- The Role of Community Health Centers in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic
July 30, 2018
Community health centers play an important role in efforts to address the opioid epidemic and in many communities, they are on the front lines as important sources of treatment for those with opioid use disorder (OUD). A new issue brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation presents findings from a 2018 survey of community health centers …
- Community Health Centers: Growing Importance in a Changing Health Care System
March 13, 2018
Drawing on federal health center data from 2016 and the Health Center Patient Survey from 2009 and 2014, this brief describes health centers and their patients in 2016 and examines changes in access to care and utilization of services by health center patients following implementation of the ACA coverage expansions in 2014.
- How Are Health Centers Responding to the Funding Delay?
February 18, 2018
The Community Health Center Fund (CHCF), a key source of funding for community health centers, expired on September 30, 2017, and has since been extended through only March 31, 2018. A new fact sheet from the Kaiser Family Foundation Health presents preliminary findings from the 2018 Survey of Community Health Centers, designed by George Washington …
- Community Health Centers: Recent Growth and the Role of the ACA
January 18, 2017
A new issue brief from The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation draws on 2015 UDS data and a comprehensive Survey of Health Centers' Experiences and Activites under the Affordable Care Act to provide a current snapshot of community health centers and their patients, analyze recent changes, and compare the experience of health centers in Medicaid …
- Health Reform Repeal Could Cause 3 Million People to Lose Jobs and Trigger Broad Economic Disruption
January 5, 2017
A repeal of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could lead to significant economic disruption and substantial job losses in every state, according to new research. In 2019 alone, 2.6 million people could lose their jobs. These losses could rise to nearly 3 million positions in health care and other sectors by the …
- Health Center Trends: Recent Experience in Medicaid Expansion and Non-Expansion States
December 2, 2015
A new issue brief from The Kaiser Family Foundation examines the change between 2013 and 2014 in the volume and health coverage profile of health center patients, and enrollment activities and service capacity, comparing states that implemented the ACA Medicaid expansion in 2014 and states that did not.
- Patient Experiences With Family Planning in Community Health Centers
July 28, 2015
A new report issued by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative and the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health reports the findings of a unique study of nearly 2,000 women of childbearing age who receive health care services at the nation’s community health centers. The report is part of a series undertaken by lead …
- How Will Texas’ Affordable Care Act Implementation Decisions Affect the Population? A Closer Look
June 12, 2015
New analysis projects the consequences to Texans should the Supreme Court rule in favor of the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell and provides insight into the economic burden to individuals and to the state that is created by a growing pool of uninsured people.
- Community Health Centers: A 2013 Profile and Prospects as ACA Implementation Proceeds
March 17, 2015
Part of 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.
- 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.
- Health Centers and Family Planning Update
July 8, 2014
A new report issued by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative and the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health examines the potential impact of comprehensive federal guidelines aimed at improving the quality of family planning services on the nation’s community health centers
- A Profile of Community Health Center Patients: Implications for Policy
December 23, 2013
A new brief from The Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, “A Profile of Community Health Center Patients: Implications for Policy” compares the patients served by community health centers to the general low-income population, using data from the Health Center Patient Survey and the National Health Interview Survey. The profile of CHC …
- “Providing Outreach and Enrollment Assistance: Lessons Learned from Community Health Centers in Massachusetts”
September 24, 2013
A new report by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) finds that intensive outreach and assistance will be needed in order to connect millions of low-income Americans with the coverage they need under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The report, completed in partnership with the Kaiser Family …