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How Is The Primary Care Safety Net Faring in Massachusetts? Community Health Centers In The Midst of Health Reform

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Publication Date: March 2009

Publisher(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Author(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Topic: Health (Hospitals and other health care facilities)

Keywords: community; healthcare; Massachusetts

Type: Report

Coverage: Massachusetts

Abstract:

This report examines how community health centers, which provide comprehensive primary care for low-income and uninsured patients, have fared under Massachusetts' health reform law. Community health centers saw a significant increase in patient load amid the state's efforts to improve health coverage by expanding public programs and making private insurance more affordable.