Health Care News, Health Center Federal Policy

Biden Administration Sees Major Role for Health Centers in Plan to Beat COVID-19 Pandemic

On its first full day in office, the Biden-Harris administration released a comprehensive document laying out its widely anticipated plan to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. As we expected, the plan makes numerous references to the central role that Community Health Centers will play in this effort, given their status as trusted health care providers serving …

Health Care News, Social Determinants of Health, Uncategorized

We Are Committed to the Struggle: Reflections on Dr. King’s Birthday

Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhuman because it often results in physical death.

As healers whose mission emerged from the Civil Right Movement, our goal is clear: We dedicate ourselves to the task of trying even harder to eradicate poverty, illness, hate, bias, and brutality in our communities.

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Moral Distress, Building Resiliency, and Supporting Health Center Staff During COVID-19’s Winter Surge

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Great efforts by leadership teams, staff managers, and directors at health centers and their affiliated health care systems and hospitals are underway to support team wellness and build resiliency at both individual and group levels.

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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Bipartisan Coalition of Attorneys General Protect Access to Low-Cost Prescription Drugs at Health Centers

Protecting access to low-cost prescription drugs received a boost this week from a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general representing nearly 30 states. The group is urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to hold accountable drug manufacturers that are unlawfully refusing to provide discounts to federally qualified health centers, hospitals, and other providers that serve …

Health Center News, Uncategorized

NACHC’s Quality Center Recognized for ‘Leadership and Dedication’ to Eliminate Health Disparities

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NACHC has been a leader in helping health centers transition from a system of care focused on the volume of patients seen (the “fee-for-service” model) to one focused on the value of care provided. Often, the conversation about value-based care has overlooked how practices improve or exacerbate health disparities. One way NACHC has sought to change …

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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 …

Health Center Federal Policy, Health Center News, Uncategorized

Time to Help Patients Get Covered: Open Enrollment Tips

Health centers continue to provide a critical role in providing outreach and enrollment (O&E) assistance to patients and community members seeking affordable health insurance coverage options.