Washington hospitals, community health centers face a new crisis: red ink

In the fight against COVID-19, health care systems have canceled surgeries, shuttered some primary care offices, created COVID-19 wards and left dental chairs empty to prevent the virus’s spread. And as asked, many patients heeded officials’ pleas and stayed home...

About 20% of primary care physicians surveyed nationwide in mid-April by the Primary Care Collaborative predicted they would be forced to close in a month’s time because they lacked staff, cash or patients.

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