Author: Craig Kennedy

Health Center Federal Policy, Uncategorized


By Lupita Salazar Letscher Last Thursday Congress passed a short-term legislative fix in an attempt to avoid a scheduled 21.2 percent cut to Medicare physician payments.  The cut, which is mandated by the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, were originally scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2010.  Congress has repeatedly delayed the …

Health Center Federal Policy, Uncategorized

Fishing for a Deal

By Craig A. Kennedy, MPH The time is fast approaching to fish or cut bait on health care reform….and it looks like the President and Congress are opting to try their hand at catching some fish.  Despite some apparent large-scale differences between the House and Senate-passed versions of the legislation, Congressional leaders from both sides …

Health Center Federal Policy, Uncategorized

A Year in Review – 2009

By Craig A. Kennedy & Kaitlin McColgan Sitting down to write our annual NACHC review of legislative activity, it is hard to believe all that has happened in one calendar year. One thing is already certain: this is a year that will go down as one of the most active in the health center movement’s …