NACHC remains focused on finding a bipartisan solution to provide Community Health Centers with long-term, stable funding. In the bill that prevented a government shutdown last month, Congress included a short-term extension of mandatory funding for health centers, the National Health Service Corps, and the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program that will last through November 17, 2023. Congress must still pass a long-term extension for these three programs.
Thanks to all who have taken the time to contact Congress on behalf of health centers and the 31 million patients we serve — and please keep it up!
We must continue to urge lawmakers to pass a long-term funding extension for Community Health Centers, the National Health Service Corps, and the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education.
Action Needed on House Bill
The Lower Costs, More Transparency Act (H.R. 5378) remains the most viable option for the House to pass a long-term mandatory funding extension. We need every health center supporter to help persuade their Representative to pass this critical bill.
Update on Senate Bill
NACHC is working with the Senate Committee that oversees health centers to build bipartisan support for Senator Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) and Senator Roger Marshall’s (R-KS) Bipartisan Primary Care and Health Workforce Act in the Senate. NACHC strongly supports this legislation, which would provide a 45% increase in funding for the health center program.