Capsules: Newly Insured In Mass. Still Use Community Health Centers
On Capsules, KHN's news blog, Phil Galewitz reports that "Community Health Centers in Massachusetts saw a surge in patients after the state expanded health insurance coverage, indicating that the safety-net clinics remain a vital source of care even when people gain insurance."
Also on the blog: More than 71,000 patients received double chest CTs in 2009, despite clinical guidelines that say they should be used sparingly.This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.