California Reports Positive Effects of Health Reform

Health care reformData is coming in on pilot studies for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) showing reduction in costs and improvement in care, along the lines intended by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in a report issued by the California Primary Care Association (CPCA).  Carmela Castellano-Garcia, the CPCA CEO said, “It’s very powerful to have this data come out of California. We have been lacking a California-specific study, and this one has been years in the making.” A public health research firm compared cost factors like hospital stays and emergency room use between FQHCs and non-FQHcs in California, finding positive results according to a recent report at

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