Federally qualified health centers see funding hike in New Jersey

Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) are taking on an increasingly important role in meeting the needs of New Jersey's low-income residents, according to NJ Spotlight. Under Gov. Chris Christie's administration, the centers "provide high-quality care at an efficient price, and serve as an example of an effective use of government funding," the online news service reported. Funding of the health centers has increased 25 percent under Christie. "If we want to try to control the cost of healthcare, we need to make healthcare steady and holistic and consistent and that's what they're doing here," Christie said at a March 4 press conference at Metropolitan Family Health Network in Jersey City. Article