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Cuts to Community Health Centers Hit Rural Americans Hardest



The federal government's decision to withhold about $600 million in funding for primary care community health centers will have a disproportionately hard effect on rural Americans. It seems remarkably short-sighted.



2 comments on "Cuts to Community Health Centers Hit Rural Americans Hardest"
Mark (3/22/2012 at 6:57 PM)

Health centers are "an integral part of the health care system because they provide care for the low-income, for the newly arrived, and they take the pressure off of our hospital emergency rooms." ~ George W Bush
Kevin Stuckey (3/21/2012 at 1:55 PM)

Based upon the assumption that government exists to serve society, this is a classic example of one of two failures in government "leadership": 1st - creating a dependent sector of society by eroding the free-market incentives that make it financially viable make healthcare services available and 2) eliminating the necessary financial resources that partially address the initial failure (#1 above). The ultimate result is an increasing population that becomes MORE dependent upon the government as resource provider. If we are blind to that fact, ultimately we are destined to be wards of the State. Welcome to ObamaCare!