$7.8 billion dollars in federal grant funding for the Community Health Center program was included in the bipartisan budget deal passed by Congress.
Congressional supporters and health center advocates – including patients, board members and executives — from across the country will discuss the dire need to extend funding for Community Health Centers.
Despite widespread bipartisan agreement on the need to pass long-term funding for Community Health Centers, we are extremely disappointed that this funding was not included in the Continuing Resolution.
The effort will help build health center capacity and promote the advancement of value-based payment arrangements among provider memberships.
The NACHC family will remember our dear friend who believed in the work we do and who was unshakeable in his firm belief in the future of health centers.
Lawmakers failed to reauthorize funding for the Community Health Center Fund (CHCF), opening the door to crippling service interruptions for patients and confusion in health systems across the U.S.
Some health centers are now facing site closures, workforce reductions and elimination of vital services to patients.
The analysis is the first to look at what might happen nationwide if Congress fails to renew the Community Health Center Fund, which expired September 30th.
Health centers serve more than 300,000 veterans and their ranks have grown by 50 percent since 2008.
NACHC and America’s Health Centers support the two-year extension included in the House proposal and remain committed to working with health center champions in both parties and in both chambers on an eventual long-term solution to the funding cliff.