Of all the things folks are talking, tweeting and facebooking about – Iggy Azelea winning rapper of the year (really?), Bill Cosby rape charges, even the Mike Brown non-indictment ruling – none will have a bigger impact on poor and marginalized communities than the coming Health Center funding cliff.
That’s right, in October of 2015 the Health Centers Fund, which makes up more than half of all funding for the Health Centers program, will end unless it is reauthorized. This would mean that Health Centers will see up to 70 percent reductions in grant funding, health center closures, layoffs of health center staff and, most troublingly, less access to care for millions of Americans.
Why seemingly no one knows about this upcoming tragedy is beyond us here at Alliance Institute, so to that end, we are hosting a webinar on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 11:00 am Central Standard Time. The National Association of Community Health Centers will present information on the impact of the coming cliff along with how to get involved.
You can register to be a part of the solution here http://tiny.cc/ss5vpx
Millions of Americans just got access to health care via the Affordable Care Act, let’s not aid in the obstruction of that access by allowing the Federal Government to cut Health Center funding by 70%!
I look forward to seeing you on the webinar!