Author: Amy Simmons Farber

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HHS Announces Special Enrollment Period for Marketplace Health Insurance Due to COVID-19

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There’s good news for the jobless and uninsured struggling in the pandemic. President Biden announced a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for individuals and families to apply and enroll in the coverage they need, given the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health Center Federal Policy, Health Center News, Uncategorized

A New Year, A New Fight

With 2020 in the rearview mirror, Community Health Centers confront new challenges and a year that will hopefully look a lot different than the last. With passage of the stimulus package in the closing days of the year, health centers have some resources. President Trump signed into law on December 27, 2020, a massive spending …

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SCOTUS Hears Arguments on Affordable Care Act

Jeremy McClain, NACHC Legal Research Analyst, co-authored this blog post. The Supreme Court this week heard oral arguments in the case of California v. Texas, a case in which the Trump Administration and 18 state attorneys general are asking the Court to strike down the entire landmark Affordable Care Act (ACA) as unconstitutional.  The provisions of the …


NACHC 2020 CHI@HOME Is Underway

These are extraordinary times and few things make that fact more clear than a virtual national conference. Thousands of health center advocates are not gathering under one roof for the Community Health Institute as in years past. Instead, they are at home fighting an unprecedented pandemic in a year that has been like no other. …


National Health Center Week 2020 is Happening Now

National Health Center Week 2020 (NHCW) may look a lot different this year with the new normal of COVID, but health center leaders around the country are finding ways to reflect on their mission and accomplishments, even if it’s doing it virtually on social media. The stories we read every day in newspapers, social media …


Health Center CEO Testifies Before Senate Committee, Addresses Racial Disparities

Racial health disparities were under the spotlight this week on Capitol Hill. Rodney B. Jones, Sr., CEO of East Liberty Health Center in Pittsburgh, PA, was among the witnesses who provided virtual testimony before the Senate Special Committee on Aging in a hearing that focused on COVID-19’s impact on racial health disparities. Jones gave a …


A Post from the Frontlines of COVID in Michigan

Sometimes the stories of heroism on the frontlines come at us so fast there’s not enough time to share them. This one from Cherry Health in Michigan caught our eye because it demonstrates how the COVID-19 pandemic has radically affected normal routines in health care. Meet Maria Vizcarra, a patient registration specialist at the health …