Your Signature Needed: Tell Congress, Protect the Safety-Net and Community Health Centers
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Health care for the safety-net is in danger.
President Trump and the 115th Congress are moving quickly to dismantle the ACA and to make major cuts to the safety-net program, Medicaid. We must let policymakers know these changes will hurt families in our area who are already struggling to survive.
Nearly 3 million California residents can see a doctor because of Medi-Cal and Community Health Centers. Congress will make decisions in the next week that could take this care away.
Your signature will show Congress you care about protecting health care for low-income families and you support the work happening at our nation’s community health centers.
Congress must ensure we have a strong safety-net program to help the blind, the disabled, pregnant women and low-income families access health care.
Community health centers are a vital part to the Nation's health care system. The 17 Community Health Centers who comprise Health Center Partners collectively served 828,000 patients in 2015. Even better, studies show that health centers are able to provide high-quality care to Medi-Cal recipients for 20% less than other Medi-Cal providers.
The Return on Investment
Community Health Centers provide primary (medical), behavioral health, and dental care to 20% of all California Medi-Cal beneficiaries, but only account for 3% of total Medi-Cal spending. That means, health centers see 1 out of every 5 Medi-Cal patients but only gets 3 cents of every dollar the state spends on Medi-Cal. You can’t get much more cost effective than that!
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