Factors Related to the Use of Planned Parenthood Affiliated Health Centers (PPAHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) [April 5, 2017]   [open pdf - 1MB]

"Recent debates about federal funding for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and its affiliated health centers (PPAHCs) have raised questions about the services that PPAHCs provide and the availability of alternative facilities to provide similar services to disadvantaged populations. This report provides background information and data that may be useful for policymakers evaluating these recent debates. Although a number of other facility types could potentially provide similar services as PPAHCs, this report focuses on federally qualified health centers (FQHCs)-a term used interchangeably with health centers or community health centers-because these facilities have been the focus of recent policy discussions, including the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628, AHCA) in the 115th Congress. This report provides information on three central dimensions of health care. For one health facility to begin to provide services to patients that had previously been seen at a different facility, one could argue that the receiving facility should [1] provide similar services, [2] serve a similar population, and [3] be located in a similar geographic area. This report provides national-level data on these three dimensions."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R44295
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Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
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