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Healthcare Can Be More Affordable


May 30, 2018

Nora Conner

Federally qualified health centers' mission is to provide affordable, accessible healthcare to improve the health of individuals and communities while reducing the overall, nationwide cost of care. Stringent quality standards are required and grants are provided to discount services for low income residents. The federal government recognizes that maintaining one's health through regular physicals and chronic disease management greatly reduces emergency room visits and hospital stays, thereby reducing the overall cost of care.

Sweet Medical Center (SMC), with clinics in Chinook and Harlem, i...

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