Medical expenses for Community Health Center patients are 41% lower ($1,810 per person annually) compared to patients seen elsewhere. This is due to their patient-centered and high quality care, reducing reliance on expensive emergency rooms.As a result, they save the health care system between $9.9 and $17.6 billion a year. If Congress invests in Community Health Centers today, an estimated 30 million Americans could have access to their high-quality by the year 2015, resulting in health care savings of between $22.6 and $40.4 billion annually. Community Health Centers generate an overall economic impact of $12.6 billion, and they produce 143,000 jobs in some of the country’s most economically deprived neighborhoods. If Community Health Centers reach 30 million patients by 2015, these figures would rise to an estimated total economic impact of $40.7 billion and over 460,000 full-time equivalent jobs.