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Community Health Centers: Growing Importance in a Changing Health Care System

Issue Brief
  1. Karen Davis and Cathy Schoen, Health and the War on Poverty (Brookings Press, 1977)

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  2. Bureau of Primary Health Care. (2017). 2016 National Health Center Data: Health Center Program Look-Alike Data. https://bphc.hrsa.gov/uds/lookalikes.aspx?state=national

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  3. United States Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, available at https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines

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  4. GW analysis of 2016 UDS data and CMS Medicaid/CHIP enrollment numbers for December 2016. https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/program-information/downloads/updated-december-2016-enrollmentdata.pdf

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  5. Peter Shin et al., What Are the Possible Effects of Failing to Extend the Community Health Center Fund? (George Washington University, 2017) available at https://publichealth.gwu.edu/sites/default/files/images/GG%20Health%20Center%20Fund%20Brief_9.18_Final.pdf (Accessed online November 26, 2017)

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  6. Elizabeth Hinton and Julia Paradise, Access to Dental Care in Medicaid: Spotlight on Nonelderly Adults (Kaiser Family Foundation, 2016), available at https://www.kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/access-to-dental-care-in-medicaid-spotlight-on-nonelderly-adults/ (Accessed online November 26, 2017)

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  7. Bureau of Primary Health Care. (2017). 2016 Health Center Data National Data. https://bphc.hrsa.gov/uds/datacenter.aspx?q=tall&year=2016&state

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  8. Ibid.

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  9. Health Resources and Services Administration press release, HRSA awards $7 million to new local health centers to help enroll people in the Health Insurance Marketplace, November 13, 2015, available at https://www.hrsa.gov/about/news/press-releases/2015-11-13-outreach-enrollment.html

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  10. Health Resources and Services Administration. (March 5, 2018). National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Current Provider FTE Summary by State Report. https://datawarehouse.hrsa.gov/topics/nhsc/discipline.aspx

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  11. Health Resources and Services Administration. National Health Service Corps: Who and where we serve. https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/corpsexperience/aboutus/whowhereweserve/index.html

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  12. Personal communication, National Association of Community Health Centers

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  13. Sara Rosenbaum et al., National Health Reform: How Will Medically Underserved Communities Fare? (George Washington University, 2009), available at https://www.rchnfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/medically-underserved-reform-FINAL.pdf (Accessed online, December 1, 2017)

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  14. Kaiser Family Foundation, How Are Health Centers Responding to the Funding Delay? (2018), available at https://www.kff.org/medicaid/fact-sheet/how-are-health-centers-responding-to-the-funding-delay/

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  15. AL, FL, GA, ID, KS, ME, MS, MO, NE, NC, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY; Maine has since decided to expand but was counted as a non-expansion state in this analysis. Louisiana expanded in July 2016 and is counted as a Medicaid expansion state in this analysis.

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