Health Center Federal Policy, Uncategorized

Community Health Centers – A Bipartisan Solution in Health Reform

By Alex Clift

House Republicans’ Health Care Solutions Group, chaired by Congressman Roy Blunt (MO), announced their approach to comprehensive health care reform with the release of an outline this week. Republicans are calling for universal access to high quality health insurance at a price individuals, and the country, can afford. Party leaders have crafted a plan they believe will appeal across the aisle, accomplishing the mutual goals of Democrats and Republicans to improve the current health care system and make it work better for everyone.

Although few details are available about the reform proposal, community health centers are referenced as a part of the Republicans’ solution to comprehensive health care reform. The plan promises to improve health and wellness and make health care more convenient by expanding access to community health centers. Reps. Blunt (MO) and Brown-Waite (FL) both used this week’s press conference on the plan as a springboard to praise health centers and cite their increased funding and availability of Federally Qualified Health Centers as a critical part of the solution to our national health care crisis.