Update: Health Reform Bill Introduced in House Contains $40 Billion for Health Centers

From the National Association of Community Health Centers…

The House Leadership introduced its Health Reform bill which among its provisions contains nearly $40 Billion in new funding for the Health Centers Program over ten years. This is a bill of over 1000 pages and NACHC staff is working to evaluate and highlight key provisions for Health Centers. To see a detailed analysis of the House bill click here.

NACHC is supporting this bill and praised House Leadership for their support of and commitment to the continued expansion of the Health Centers Program.  To read NACHC’s endorsement letter click here.

Three different House Committees will now begin reviewing and considering amendments to this reform bill. The House Energy and Commerce Committee is expected to consider the Health Center provisions this Friday.

This bill is just one more step down a long legislative road to health reform. Both the House and Senate will continue to work on an agressive timeline to complete health reform bills before they adjourn in a few short weeks for the August recess.

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