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As Congress scrambles to pass budget, funding for community health clinics hang in the balance

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As Congress scrambles to pass budget, funding for community health clinics hang in the balance

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In her final L.A. County-based storyPotts visited a Eisner Health community clinic in Los Angeles County to talk to patients, physicians and administrators about what would happen to patient care if Congress failed to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program.In her final L.A. County-based storyPotts visited a Eisner Health community clinic in Los Angeles County to talk to patients, physicians and administrators about what would happen to patient care if Congress failed to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

NBC News
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 
In Washington, Congress is scrambling to come up with a budget by Thursday to avoid a government shutdown. Caught up in the mix: $3.6 billion for community clinics. Millions of people use those clinics to see a doctor. It's being called the next health care cliff.
 
[This story was originally published by NBC News.]