The Richmond Register

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July 1, 2012

Local health providers prepare for changes in services, funding

Affordable Care Act has already affected community

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RICHMOND —

Green said the health department is unsure what the impact of the ACA will be on the demand for public health services.

“While the demand for some of our services may go down as more individuals have insurance coverage, other services may expand to help address the preventive health component of the act,” Green said. 

The MCHD will look into more opportunities to partner with local health care providers for chronic disease management, risk reduction, diabetes education and prevention, Green added.

Sarah Hogsed can be reached at shogsed@richmondregister.com or 624-6694.

 

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