Author: Anne Morris

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HRSA FY 2011 Spending Plan Released

By: Anne Morris, MPH HRSA has released its FY 2011 spending or operating plan, consistent with a provision that was included in the recently-passed Continuing Resolution (CR).  The total discretionary funding level for HRSA is $6.3 billion in FY2011, down from $7.5 billion in FY2010. While we are still awaiting further detail from HRSA on …

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Pallone-Bilirakis FY2012 House Appropriations Sign-on Letter Goes Live!

By: Anne Morris, MPH Late last Friday, Congressman Pallone (D-NJ) and Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) began circulating a draft bipartisan sign-on letter indicating support for the Health Centers program to the House Labor-Health and Human Services (HHS)-Education Subcommittee on Appropriations. This letter is a key development that enables House members to publicly show their support for …

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House Now Accepting Programmatic Requests from Members for FY2012

Since our posting last week, the House Appropriations Committee released guidelines for Members who wish to convey their support of programs funded through the Labor-Health and Human Services (HHS)-Education Subcommittee.  House Members have until Friday, May 20th to submit programmatic requests; however, it’s worth noting that House Members will be back home in their Districts …

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FY2012 Appropriations Process Expected to Soon Get Underway

By: Anne Morris, MPH Coming on the heels of recent completion of the FY2011 appropriations process, we expect to see FY2012 appropriations get underway in the coming weeks. Several Subcommittees of the House Appropriations Committee have released guidelines for Members who wish to convey their support of various programs; most have set May 13th or …

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FY2011 Appropriations Reaches Conclusion; Health Centers Slated for $600 Million Cut

By: Anne Morris As we reported last week, House Speaker Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Reid, and President Obama reached agreement on a spending bill for the remaining six months of the fiscal year that cuts $38.5 billion in spending relative to the FY2010-enacted level. You may have already seen NACHC’s statement on the impact of …

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House Energy and Commerce Takes on Mandatory Funding in ACA

By: Scott Haber Last Tuesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved five bills that seek to eliminate mandatory funding contained in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  None of these bills proposes to eliminate any of the mandatory funding from the “Health Center Fund” which provided funding for Section 330 health center operations and capital …

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Budget Deal Reached; Health Centers Await Final Word on FY2011 Funding Level

At 10:30pm on Friday night – with less than two hours to go until expiration of the Continuing Resolution (CR) funding all government programs – House Speaker Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Reid, and President Obama reached agreement on a spending bill for the remaining six months of the fiscal year. The agreement has a few …