Sanders introduces bill to expand community health centers – VTDigger


Sanders introduces bill to expand community health centers – VTDigger

News Release — Sen. Bernie SandersJune 26, 2017
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Sanders and Clyburn Introduce Bill to Expand Community Health Centers
WASHINGTON, June 26 – While Republicans attempt to force through a bill that would make health care unaffordable for millions of Americans, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and House Assistant Democratic Leader Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) announced legislation Monday that would double the number of patients community health centers have the capacity to serve, to reach 50 million in 2028 – a goal outlined in the 2016 Democratic Party platform.
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) currently serve nearly 25 million people across the country and 1 in 4 Vermonters. The …

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