- Funding for community health centers that provide healthcare for more than 25 million Americans is in jeopardy.
- The Community Health Center Fund, which provides 70% of the funding to the centers, expired September 30.
- A plan to restore funding is likely going to be attached to the legislation fought over during the next government-shutdown discussion.
The next government-shutdown showdown will be critical for the more than 1,300 health centers across the US that serve more than 25 million Americans.
Community health centers provide services as varied as primary care, mental-health services, dental care, and addiction services to underserved areas across the US.
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