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Community Health Centers

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Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers serves as the collective voice for Pennsylvania's Federally Qualified Health Centers (FHQCs), FQHC Look-Alikes (FQHCLAs), and non-profit Rural Health Clinics (RHCs).  Our members are unique nonprofit primary care facilities that provide a wide array of services to Pennsylvanians in underserved areas of the state. There are nearly 300 sites in 52 counties serving over 800,000 Pennsylvanians.  At these primary care facilities, patients will receive high quality care at a price they can afford with sliding fees based on income and family size.


Friday, February 23, 2018

Who Gets Medicaid in Pennsylvania?

Older adults and people with disabilities account for 78% of state Medicaid spending in Pennsylvania. These are two of the state's most vulnerable populations, and they often require more expensive care. According to the Department of Human Services, this is how Medicaid spending breaks down by population.

  • 12% are older adults, accounting for 27% of spending
  • 18% are people with disabilities, accounting for 51% of spending
  • 35% are children, accounting for 13% of spending
  • 8% are adults, accounting for 6% of spending
  • 27% are newly eligible under Medicaid expansion, accounting for 3% of spending

DHS shared the information (and graphic) in preparation for budget discussions.  Per DHS, the percent of spending values represent fiscal year 2018-19 non-federal share, including state general, lottery, tobacco funds and augmentations.


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