Category: News

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Community Health Centers still in fiscal limbo

John Lundy of the Duluth News Tribune reports that some of Minnesota’s community health centers will start making cuts in early February. Read more here.

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CHIP isn’t the only health program Congress has failed to fund. Don’t forget about community health centers.

ThinkProgress writes on the continued lack of funding for community health centers, despite historical bipartisan support. Read more here.

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Congress’ indecision leaves Minnesota safety net clinics paralyzed 

Glenn Howatt of the Star Tribune reports on the effects of uncertain funding for community health centers. Read the full story here. 

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Congressional failure on CHIP, health center funding is a disgrace 

In a Star Tribune editorial, Executive Director Kristi Halvarson of Community Health Service, Inc. discusses looming cuts to operations and services as Congress’ inaction to reauthorize critical health center funding continues. Read the full story here.

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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.