MGA’s Latest: A Look at Community Health Centers

Community Health Centers provide vital and cost-efficient healthcare to millions of people throughout the United States. They also positively impact the economies in which they operate by employing workers and supporting additional economic activity. MGA recently conducted a macroeconomic impact analysis of Community Health Centers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. MGA found that these centers supported more than half a million jobs, nearly $85 billion in economic output, and more than $37 billion in labor income in the United States in 2021. For state-level results of this analysis, click here.


MGA also recently published a white paper showing that medical care inflation and an increase in health-center patients have resulted in a decline in federal funding for Community Health Centers in inflation-adjusted terms and an even larger decline on a real, per-patient basis.

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