More Patients are Losing Their Doctors – and Their Trust in the Primary Care System

An NPR story noted that workforce shortages stir labor unrest. The story focused on how community health centers are the medical safety net of last resort, serving the uninsured, the underinsured, and other vulnerable people. NPR noted that there are more than 1,400 community health centers nationwide, and 67% of them lost between 5% and 25% of their workforce during a six-month period in 2022, according to a report by the National Association of Community Health Centers. Read the story.

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