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Louisiana health clinic network wins praise from GAO

New Orleans Times-Picayune, July 15, 2010

Supporting oft-made statements from Louisiana officials, a new federal government assessment hails the region's burgeoning network of primary-care clinics and warns that an impending loss of federal taxpayer support will limit the newfound medical care for the working poor and uninsured. The Government Accountability Office report, conducted for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, does not recommend any source of new financing for 90-plus clinics that have received almost $100 million from a grant that Congress approved for Gulf Coast states after the 2005 hurricane season.