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New Mexico health clinics fret over federal funding delays


October 5, 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Operators of community health centers in New Mexico watched warily on Wednesday as congressional committees in Washington wrestled with proposals to extend crucial funding for clinics that are a mainstay of rural health care in the state.

Federal funding expired at the end of September for federally qualified health centers, along with a popular health insurance program for children from low-income families.

Community health centers in New Mexico — which provide medical, dental and mental health services — say they can operate normally until at least January with...

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