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Advocates rally for school-based health center funding


ALBANY, N.Y. – Advocates from throughout the state rallied at the capitol Tuesday to press lawmakers for a funding solution for school-based health centers.

The say the statewide network of onsite health clinics financing is jeopardized by the transition from a fee-for-service to a managed care model in New York's Medicaid system.

The event was held at the Empire Stet Plaza beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Coalition members will ask that the October 1 deadline be delayed to ensure that the network of SBHCs spread across New York counties can continue serving children and adolescents.

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