Health Center Head Warns of Proposed Funding Cutbacks
"The House of Representatives recently passed a budget calling for large reductions in spending, including $1.3 billion that supports nearly a thousand [community health centers] across the United States," C. Dean Germano -- CEO of the Shasta Community Health Center in Redding -- writes in a Redding Record Searchlight opinion piece. Germano continues that because "CHCs are the only source of health services" in many "remote areas" of the state, the proposed federal funding reduction would "be felt immediately." He concludes that "the loss of this income could mean the complete elimination of health services with a lot more collateral damage."
- "Clinic Cuts Are Short-Sighted Threat to Health" (Germano, Redding Record Searchlight, 3/7).