Budget reconciliation bill should not ignore community clinics

Posted: September 27, 2021

For communities hit hardest by the pandemic, there’s no economic recovery without a healthy population.

While House Democrats draft a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package that could be the largest expansion of the social safety net in decades, Rep. Nanette Barragán and CCALAC’s Louise McCarthy write in Roll Call that the final bill should maintain the $10 billion for community health center capital funding already committed under the Energy and Commerce Committee’s markup language. Read the op-ed here.

THE COMMUNITY CLINIC ASSOCIATION OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY (CCALAC) is the largest regional association of community clinics and health centers in California. Founded in 1994, CCALAC has 65 members that serve nearly 1.7 million patients throughout LA County. CCALAC is dedicated to serving and representing the interests of its member clinics as providers of quality health care, including medical, dental and pharmacy services. For more information about CCALAC, visit www.ccalac.org or call (213) 201-6500.

Contact: Taryn Burks – Communications Specialist, media@ccalac.org | (213) 201-6529

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