Media Alert: Congressional Briefing on Access to Primary Health Care

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A new report by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) focuses on the growing numbers of Americans struggling to gain access to primary health care.

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What:     
Community Health Center representatives will discuss the findings of an new report, “Access is the Answer: Community Health Centers, Primary Care & the Future of American Health Care”. The report focuses on growing numbers of Americans struggling to gain access to primary health care.

Who:     
             -Jana Blasi, Associate Vice President for Public Policy and Research, National Association of
             Community Health Centers

             -Gary Wiltz, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Teche Action Clinic, Franklin, LA

             -Teresita Batayola, Chief Executive Officer, International Community Health Services, Seattle, WA

             -Rod Manifold, Executive Director, Central Virginia Health Services, New Canton, VA

When:    Tuesday, March 18, 2014
        10:30AM-11:30AM

Where:    Room 2322 Rayburn House Office Building

Why:    
Even as millions of Americans gain access to insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, millions more will not have access to a primary health care provider, according to a report by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC).

The report, entitled “Access Is the Answer,” comes as mandatory funding to expand the reach of care under the Affordable Care Act nears expiration. Health centers may face at 70 percent reduction in funding at a time when demand is expected to climb.

About NACHC:
Founded in 1970, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance and expand access to quality, community-responsive health care for America’s medically underserved and uninsured. NACHC represents the nation’s network of over 1,200 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), which serve over 22 million people through over 9,000 sites located in all of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam.

Embargoed report is available.

Contact: Amy Simmons
Office: 301-347-0400
Cell: 202-309-0338
asimmons(at)nachc(dot)org

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