‘The Fiscal Cliff is Making Us Sick’: Louise Cohen in The Hill

Categories: PCDC News, Policy
In a new op-ed for The Hill, PCDC CEO Louise Cohen describes how the “fiscal cliff” harms the 27 million Americans who rely on federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) for care. Consequences range from an economic backslide to increased illness among the most vulnerable populations, according to Cohen. She asserts that Congress can still avert …

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Lenders Coalition Urges Congressional Action for Community Health Centers

Categories: Investment, PCDC News, Policy
Health care lenders are deeply concerned about the continued uncertainty around federal funding for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and how that uncertainty destabilizes future investments in the sector. The Lenders Coalition for Community Health Centers — a national coalition of 25 U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) dedicated to financing FQHCs — recently wrote to …

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PCDC Urges Congress to Safeguard Our Nation’s Essential Health Programs

Categories: PCDC News, Policy
In an urgent letter to congressional leaders, the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) joins 75 national organizations to urge Congress to take immediate action to safeguard our nation’s essential health programs. These critical programs are major elements of our nation’s primary care infrastructure and health care safety net, directly affecting health care service, access, and …

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Keep a Watchful Eye on 340B Drug Discount Program

Categories: Policy
On July 13, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would drastically cut the 340B drug discount program for hospitals serving Medicare patients. While the proposed CMS rule would not affect community health centers or other 340B-covered entities and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grantees, the Primary Care …

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Senate Repeal Bill Threatens Primary Care Infrastructure

Categories: PCDC News, Policy
Surprises are few in the Senate GOP’s bill to end Obamacare, which was released last week after a clandestine drafting process that excluded Democrats and many Republicans. Echoing the House repeal bill — which President Trump recently described as “mean, mean, mean” — the new legislation would destabilize insurance markets, weaken the primary care system, …

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