Student Health Care Will be Harmed by a Proposed Medicaid Carve-out

The future of student health centers and other facilities is at risk, as Albany pushes to cut $250 million from safety-net providers.

The best way to ensure students get the care they require is to meet them where they are – particularly when it comes to underserved populations for whom access to care is a long-standing difficulty. The nonprofit Long Island FQHC meets that need through three school-based health centers in Freeport, Roosevelt, and Westbury high schools.

This guest essay reflects the views of David Nemiroff, president and chief executive of Long Island FQHC Inc., a federally qualified health center.

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