Hultgren urges extension of community health care funding
Community health centers would receive up to five more years of government funding if U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) gets his way.
Hultgren is championing the Community Health Improvement, Modernization and Excellence Act of 2017, which he says will preserve federal funding for the health needs of more than 25 million Americans.
“I have consistently and strongly supported funding for community health centers during my time in Congress, and this bill is necessary to allow these critically important care providers to keep serving their communities,” Hultgren said in a press release.
The act would also provide for annual increases to cover increasing demand for behavioral health and substance abuse treatment services.
“During my most recent visit to the Greater Elgin Family Care Center in northern Illinois, I learned that these facilities do not turn anyone away, despite late payments from the state," Hultgren said in the release. "Community Health Centers offer the kind of preventive and comprehensive health care services other health centers do not, and I will continue to make them and they patients they serve a top priority.”