Community Health Centers Facing a Funding Cliff
Community health centers, like Family Health Centers, are facing a serious threat in FY 2016 (October 1, 2015) called the “primary care funding cliff.” CHCs are financed through a blend of patient revenue and federal grant funds, which are a mix of annual discretionary appropriations and mandatory funding. In FY 2016, the mandatory funding for CHCs will end unless it is reauthorized by Congress. With only discretionary funding at current levels, CHCs nationwide would see up to 70 percent reductions in grant funding. This primary care funding cliff could potentially lead to significant cuts to operations and reduction of healthcare access in some of the most vulnerable communities.
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