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Pondering the Future of Free Clinics

Will free clinics have a role in a post-Affordable Care Act world?  Will they even continue to exist?

Assuming the individual insurance mandate survives legal challenges, millions of currently uninsured Americans will start joining the ranks of the insured beginning in 2014 thanks to a major expansion of Medicaid eligibility and subsidies for those who cannot afford private insurance.  Under such circumstances, it’s not entirely clear who might need those clinics in the future and how – and whether – those clinics might need to adjust to the changing times.

This Kaiser Health News reportiStock_000008112453XSmall examines how the Affordable Care Act might affect free health clinics and how those clinics might look in the future.

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