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Health Centers Are Expanding Language Access

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Despite Progress, Health Centers Increasingly Face Staffing Shortages

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Health Centers Are Leveraging Technology to Improve Care

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Health Centers Anticipate Several Challenges Over the Next Two Years

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What Do the Courts Have in Store for the ACA? An Update on Health Reform Lawsuits

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While Congress and many Americans are taking an August break, lawsuits about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) grind on in the federal courts. In this post, we review the current status of the major cases, including those challenging the validity of the ACA and related regulations and those challenging Trump administration initiatives that undermine the ACA.

Health Centers Are Expanding Access to Care and the Timeliness of Care

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Health Centers Increasingly Participate in Innovative Models of Care

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Changes at Community Health Centers, and How Patients Are Benefiting

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To track how community health centers across the U.S. are changing in light of shifts in the policy landscape, we compared results from the 2013 Commonwealth Fund Survey of Federally Qualified Health Centers — conducted one year prior to the ACA’s insurance expansions — with results from the most recent survey in 2018.

The Rural Maternity Care Crisis

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Whether it’s hospital closures or shortages of health professionals, many people in rural America face barriers getting the health care they need. The problem is particularly acute for an often-overlooked group: pregnant women.

The New “Public Charge” Rule Affecting Immigrants Has Major Implications for Medicaid and Entire Communities

Last week the Trump administration published its long-anticipated proposed “public charge” rule, which carries enormous implications for Medicaid and immigrants enrolled in the program. A public charge is an individual considered dependent on the government for subsistence. The proposal would radically expand the extent to which public benefits received by legal immigrants who are not yet citizens are used as evidence of public charge status.