U.S. Rep. Lewis Pushes for Bill To Fund Calif. Health Care Projects
Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-Calif.) is working with other CaliforniaÂ representatives to promote a bill that would grant $3.4 million in federal funding for health care projects in the Riverside and San Bernardino areas, the Redlands Daily Facts reports.
The bill would allocate:
- $500,000 to help Redlands Community Hospital purchase a new three-dimensional imaging machine;
- $340,000 to San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital for digital radiography equipment; and
- Funding to help UC-Riverside establish a new medical school.
The House has approved the measure, and it now is before the Senate. If the Senate passes the bill before October, the health care organizations could receive the funding by spring 2010 (Gill, Redlands Daily Facts, 8/8).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.