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Governor Ivey, Senator Jones, and AL Hospital Association Letters to Support Health Center Funding


Senator Doug Jones Calls on Senate Leadership to Fund Community Health Centers. Failure to extend funding threatens 16 community health centers operating across Alabama.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) on February 5, 2018 signed a bipartisan letter urging the U.S. Senate leadership to extend the Community Health Center Fund (CHCF). Funding for the CHCF expired on September 30, 2017. Without an extension, community health centers will lose 70 percent of their funding, resulting in an estimated 2,800 site closures, 50,000 jobs lost, and nine million Americans losing access to healthcare nationwide.
“Congress needs to work together and immediately extend funding for our community health centers,” said Senator Doug Jones. “The sixteen centers in our state often serve as the only place for 350,000 Alabamians to access critical health care. Failing to act immediately would threaten the livelihood of some of our most at-risk residents like seniors, veterans, and children. I’m proud to take this step to ensure that leadership does right by the people of Alabama, and Congress finally gives our health care providers the resources they need to continue serving our communities.”

Read Funding Letters Below: