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Report: NH Community Health Centers Part of Health Crisis "Cure"

August 8, 2007

Health care that's one-stop shopping. A new report from the National Association of Community Health Centers shows community health center care is much less expensive than care elsewhere, and centers can handle those with the best insurance coverage as well as those with no coverage at all. Tess Kuenning of the Bi-State Primary Care Association believes the Granite State's 14 community health centers play a vital role in the lives of more than 100,000 patients each year.

"The community health centers provide access regardless of a patient's ability to pay, and therefore really are a medical home for all of New Hampshire."

The report shows the Community Health Center model might be one way to make health care dollars stretch further: health center patient expenses are almost half the cost (41 percent lower) of other channels of care. Most health center operating costs come from federal sources, and Kuenning says her association is working with additional communities that want to open health care centers of their own.

Kuenning argues that community health centers have succeeded so well in delivering quality care at lower costs, they have even helped to heal partisan divisions in Congress.

"It's something that Senator Hatch and Senator Kennedy can agree on, which demonstrates really the value of the community health centers."

The full report is at www.nachc.com/research/Files/Access_Granted_FULL_REPORT.pdf.

John Robinson/Chris Thomas, Public News Service - NH