Uncertainty Over Funding For Community Clinics Has Many Worried
Congress is expected to miss the Sept. 30 deadline to renew the funds, but may take up the program next week.
California Health Clinics Risk Losing Hundreds Of Millions If Congress Doesn’t Act
Congress has a Saturday deadline to renew a federal program that funds community health clinics. If it fails to act, it will endanger more than $600 million for clinics in California, forcing many to consider cutbacks in their services. (Faust, 9/28)
House Panel To Consider Children's Health Measure
Legislation to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will get a markup in the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Oct. 4, days after the program’s funding expires. CHIP funding expires Saturday, along with funding for community health centers. The House aims to include both programs in its bill, but Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has said he wants CHIP to stand alone. (Weixel, 9/28)