Today, almost 1 in 6 dollars in the economy is spent on medical care, which is more than twice the proportion spent in 1970.
Among the lowest 10 percent of wage earners in the United States, only 20 percent had access to health care benefits through their employers.
America’s underinsured community has doubled in the past four years to more than 25 million people, including upper and middle class families.
Each year, about 794,485 patients are treated at community health centers in Washington State.
Tri-Cities Community Health is one of 25 community health organizations in Washington State.
About 74,779 patients seen at community health organizations in Washington are homeless.
At community health centers in Washington, the average cost per patient medical visit is $150.
At community health centers in Washington, the average cost per patient dental visit is $172.
In Benton County the poverty rate is 10.5 percent.
In Franklin County the poverty rate is 30.2 percent.