Thursday, February 20, 2014

New Health Reforms on CHS Will Keep Over One Million Patients Uninsured

A recent study conducted indicate that no less than one million patients in different community health centers across the country will be affected by the new health reforms as they will remain uninsured. Reasearchers from George Washington University and Geiger Gibson health foundations conducted the study in collaboration; “assessing the Potential Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Uninsured Community Health Center Patients: A Nationwide and State-by-State Analysis." At the end of the research it was found that at least 5 million patients could have gained by universal participation of states in a sweeping Medicad expansion. The present reforms are likely to leave around one million uninsured patients in various community health centers. Such situation was the outcome of 25 states opting out of the recent health reforms leaving the patients high and dry in consequence, said Peter Shin, lead author of the study. CHCs in these twenty five states that opted out will have their waiting rooms full of uninsured patients, the study concluded.

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