Community Health Centers (CHCs) provide care to 28 million Americans across the country. CHCs operate primarily on federal funding.¹ The United States currently spends more on health care than any other country in the world, and a large share of that spending comes from the federal government.² Our nation’s representatives protect CHCs through laws and support of this funding. It is important to recognize and appreciate the individuals and bodies who keep our care centers afloat.
OUR OBSERVATION: The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee is considering passing a bill, the S. 1895, The Lower Health Care Costs Act, which would increase health center funding for another 5 years.¹ This bill would be a significant step in closing our nation’s health care gap. Showing appreciation for stakeholders and advocating for federal funding is highly suggested in order to ensure the passing of S. 1895.
OUR CAUSE: Certintell is committed to CHCs, which rely on government funding to function. We support the passage of S. 1895 to ensure funding for health centers going forward. We appreciate stakeholders’ support of this bill, in hopes of it passing and ultimately helping achieve our broader goal of expanding health care to all in need across the nation.
➠ Invite legislators to come tour your local health center or advocate for it on social media. Reach out to them to advocate for CHCs!
¹”Senate Committee to Vote on Health Center Funding – NACHC.” NACHC, 26 June 2019, www.nachc.org/senate-committee-to-vote-on-health-center-funding.
²”American Health Care: Health Spending and the Federal Budget.” Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, 16 May. 2018, www.crfb.org/papers/american-health-care-health-spending-and-federal-budget.