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.
Community health centers play a crucial role in Puerto Rico because of the territory’s high levels of poverty and unemployment, as well as the generally poor health of its residents.
A two-year extension will begin to restore certainty around future investment and will allow the nation’s more than 1,400 CHC organizations to focus on doing what they do best: providing high-quality care to more than 27 million patients in thousands of communities nationwide.
Effort Launched as 14 percent of Americans Struggle to Access Nutritious and Affordable Food.
The nation’s Community Health Centers are already facing disruptions to care as a result of the funding cliff which took effect on October 1.
The clock ticking on the Community Health Center Funding Cliff gains notice in a feature article.
NACHC urges Congress to focus the health care debate on bipartisan solutions like the extension of the CHIP program and stabilizing community health center funding, which deliver value for taxpayers and improve patient health outcomes.
Senators Blunt, Stabenow Request Immediate Action to Avoid Loss of Health Care for Millions.