Many of these centers are the backbone of medical care in under served areas.
From the Hill:
More than 100 House Republicans are calling on Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to quickly reauthorize a pot of money crucial to community health centers, which service millions of the nation’s most vulnerable.
In a letter sent Friday, 105 Republicans, led by Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), expressed their concern over the fact that long-term funding for community health centers lapsed Sept. 30 — and urged its reauthorization in the “next moving piece of legislation to be signed into law.”
Lawmakers are racing to pass another short-term spending bill this week. Community health center advocates are anxiously awaiting word on whether it will include a reauthorization of federal funding for the centers.
“We know you are a strong supporter of community health centers,” the lawmakers wrote to Ryan, “and we share your concern about the disruptions they are currently facing as a result of going over the so-called ‘funding cliff’ at the end of September 2017.” (more…)