Opinion Piece Urges Congress To Extend Health Center Trust Fund Program
In a U-T San Diego opinion piece, Henry Tuttle -- CEO of the Council of Community Clinics -- argues that Congress in the current lame duck session should extend the Health Center Trust Fund program, which provided financial support to help community clinics to expand their services. He noted that the program -- which is set to expire on Sept. 30, 2015 -- helped San Diego County community clinics "deliver primary care services to more than 700,000 individuals annually," many of whom are newly insured under the Medi-Cal expansion and Covered California. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program.
- "Funding Cuts Could Hurt San Diego Clinics, Residents" (Tuttle, U-T San Diego, 12/10).