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DALLAS-With $11 billion in federal funds earmarked for the creation and expansion of federally qualified health centers over the next five years, Texas will likely received a significant portion of those funds, according to Lew Lefko, a shareholder and healthcare attorney at Winstead PC.

Federally qualified health centers, known as FQHCs, include federally-funded community health centers, migrant health centers, homeless health centers and public housing health centers. FQHCs exist to improve the health of underserved communities and populations. Today, more than 1,000 FQHCs exist in the U.S. and operate 7,500 sites to serve 20 million patients. About 92% of those patients live in households below 200% of the federal poverty level. 

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