Category: News

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Health funding stuck in Congress: Local, state programs brace for impact if there’s no legislative fix

John Lundy of the Duluth News Tribune breaks down the impacts of going over the “federal funding cliff” for Minnesota’s community health centers. Read the full story here.

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The Clock Ran Out on CHC Funding

Patricia Ruiz de Somocucio of the American Cancer Society penned an opinion piece for the Star Tribune, asking the Minnesota delegation to rapidly reinstate federal funding of community health centers. Read the full story here.

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Federal Health Care Funding for Uninsured and Low-income Children Set to Expire 9/30/2017

Closing in on the end of the federal fiscal year, community health centers and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) faced going over a funding cliff unless Congress took action to reauthorize funding. The Star Tribune’s Glenn Howatt wrote about the impacts to safety-net health care without this crucial funding. Read the full story here.

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How Congress Can Move Forward After Graham-Cassidy

The Star Tribune’s editorial board highlighted the acute need for Congress to reauthorize funding for community health centers and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Read the full story here.

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Putting Community Back into Community Health

During National Health Center Week (August 13-19, 2017), the Duluth News Tribune ran an editorial written by Dayle Patterson of Lake Superior Community Health Center, reporting on the crucial role community health centers play in providing care to our most vulnerable populations across the country and in Minnesota. Read the full story here.  

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Safety Net Clinics in Minnesota Face Loss of Federal Funds

In July 2017, Glenn Howatt of the Star Tribune wrote: “As Congress debates health care, $27 million in federal aid for state’s rural and needy is in jeopardy. Cutbacks and closures could follow.” Congress has until September 30, 2017 to act to extend this critical funding. Read the full story here.

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Hennepin Health’s Outreach Efforts Improve Health While Saving Money

Hennepin Health and NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, a key partner in the program, made the news in Saturday’s StarTribune, with this article on improving health outcomes and reducing costs by assisting patients with housing and employment. Read the full story here.

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150 ER Visits in a Year? Minnesota Officials Get Alerts About ‘High-use’ Patients

Dr. Kari Rabie, Medical Director at Native American Community Clinic, is quoted in a Star Tribune article about the Minnesota Restricted Recipient program. Read the full story here.