The bipartisan, bicameral (House and Senate) agreement reached still is scheduled to go before the House and the Senate for a vote by December 20.
A message from the Health Center Advocacy Network:
Your voice is making a difference!
We are encouraged to see today’s announcement that the leadership of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), alongside the House Committee on Energy and Commerce (E&C) have reached an agreement on potential offsets for a five year extension of important public health programs, including the Community Health Centers Fund (CHCF), the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and the Teaching Health Centers Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) programs. The provision, included in legislation to lower out of pocket health care costs for Americans, provides nearly $20 billion for five years of funding for health centers.
Let's do our part to make long-term, stable funding a reality.
Remind Congress: Community Health Centers (CHCs) have long partnered with Congress and previous Administrations to provide integrated, innovative primary care and tackle the tough public health issues of our time – opioid addiction, HIV/AIDs, maternal mortality, caring for veterans and natural disasters.
Keep making noise so that both the House and Senate pass this funding by Dec 20!
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