California, in particular, could be hurt by Congress’s inaction, according to an article from Southern California Public Radio, and poor residents will bear the brunt of the costs. The state is home to more than 1,200 clinics that treated 6.2 million patients last year. “This is a massive cut that will impact every health center in communities across California,” Carmela Castellano-Garcia, CEO of the California Primary Care Association, told the publication.
“This is a massive cut that will impact every health center in communities throughout California,” said Carmela Castellano-Garcia, president and CEO of the Primary Care Association. “It will likely mean everything from staff layoffs to scaling back services to reducing hours of operation. It could mean closing sites in certain communities.”