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Community Health Centers Provide Essential Care


Last updated 8/12/2015 at 12:47pm

Bonnie Green, M.D.

Even as more Americans gain health coverage through the Affordable Care Act, a serious health care problem persists nationwide: a shortage of places to go to receive the primary and preventive care services that everyone needs. A key part of the solution lies in our nation's community health centers, which have provided quality, affordable care for the past five decades, becoming one of the most reliable, least costly medical homes in America.

Today, health centers serve more than 23 million Americans, including seven million children and 260,000 veterans in 9,200 communities across the...

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