OPINION: There’s no worse time to threaten the healthcare of millions of Americans than during a pandemic.
With the 2020 presidential election just weeks away and a Supreme Court justice’s seat up for grabs, the Affordable Care Act has once again come under attack and with it, critical funding for the thousands of community health clinics across the United States that deliver care to 29 million Americans.
Community health clinics (CHCs) provide affordable, high quality, comprehensive primary care to medically underserved populations, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay for services.
As chief executive officer of a Federally Qualified Health Center, I am deeply concerned at the prospect of the Affordable Care Act going away.
Neighborhood Health Center (NHC) offers medical, dental, family planning/reproductive health, and behavioral health services to Medicaid, Medicare and underinsured patients in Clackamas and Washington counties.
Over 85% of our more than 21,000 patients