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Clinics for the Poor face challenges


Sadly, many clinics intended for the economically disadvantaged are experiencing major challenges and difficulties as it relates to employment and finances.


The New York Times reports that nonprofit community health centers offer primary health care to an estimated 29 million individuals, many of whom lack insurance and cannot afford the services. In fact, nearly 70% of these patients within the nonprofit network live in poverty.


A sad irony arises when such clinics which provide help to many extraordinarily disadvantaged groups - particularly in the current pandemic context - can no longer provide to those who perhaps need the care the most. Economic burdens imposed by the impact of COVID-19 have already caused notable employment within the nation's nonprofit health centers.


Source:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/04/us/coronavirus-community-clinics-seattle.html?module=MoreInSection_AMP

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