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Congressman Tom Emmer

Representing the 6th District of Minnesota

Minnesota Congressional Delegation Pledges Support for Community Health Center Program

June 23, 2017
Press Release
Scenic Rivers Health Services CEO Michael Holmes of Cook, Minnesota testified at a congressional hearing on Friday regarding extending health center funding.

[WASHINGTON D.C.] U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan led the full Minnesota Delegation of the U.S. House of Representatives in a letter today pledging support for the community health center (CHC) program and extending its primary funding stream. 

“This loss of revenue jeopardizes access to primary care services for low-income Minnesotans across the state – not only in rural areas such as Cook, but also in the Twin Cities Metro, where residents face challenges accessing primary care services,” the Members wrote to Leadership of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health.

Health center funding will decrease nearly 70% starting October 1st if Congress does not act to extend their “Section 330” funding – resulting in the loss of nearly $27 million of their overall revenue and jeopardizing care for the 181,000 low-income Minnesotans served by the State’s 17 CHCs.

To read the full letter, please click here.

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