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Families get free asthma screening inside the Dignity Health - St. Mary Medical Center mobile clinic in Long Beach, Calif., earlier this week. More than a dozen major drug manufacturers have scaled back or halted their participation in a federal drug discount program for safety-net providers, which are supposed to pass on the savings to patients with low incomes. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images

“Hospitals and community and rural health clinics that serve low-income patients say drug manufacturers have threatened their financial stability by abandoning a federal drug discount program that saves those health providers millions of dollars a year,” wrote Michael Ollove, reporter for The Pew Charitable Trusts. Click here to continue reading and learn more about NACHC’s survey on health center access to 340B discounts.

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