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Capsules: Newly Insured In Mass. Still Use Community Health Centers

On Capsules, KHN's news blog, Phil Galewitz reports that "Community Health Centers in Massachusetts saw a surge in patients after the state expanded health insurance coverage, indicating that the safety-net clinics remain a vital source of care even when people gain insurance."

Also on the blog: More than 71,000 patients received double chest CTs in 2009, despite clinical guidelines that say they should be used sparingly.

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