Regardless of insurance coverage, all people need a place to go for health care. For more than 50 years, Community Health Centers have worked to solve the national challenge of access to care with innovative solutions at the local level.
With the election now behind us, it is important to remember that there is something on which both Republican and Democratic policymakers have agreed: The Health Center Program produces results. As local businesses, directed by the people in the communities they serve, health centers deliver quality, affordable and cost-effective health care to millions of people all over the country where needed most. And they deliver these results in a way that reduces the overall cost of care in those communities.
Presidential administrations and Members of Congress on both sides of the political aisle have made investments in health center expansion for the past 16 years because they know health centers deliver value for patients and for the federal taxpayer.