Michigan Primary Care Association Applauds Passage of Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Posted by: MPCA
Michigan Primary Care Association, the voice for Health Centers and other community-based providers in Michigan, applauds the passage of the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2) which received approval on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.
“On behalf of the Michigan Primary Care Association, my sincere appreciation extends not only to the grassroots advocates – the Health Center staff, board members, patients, partners and friends – but also to the U.S House of Representatives and Senate,” states Kim Sibilsky, Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Primary Care Association. “Also, I commend the leadership demonstrated by Debbie Stabenow throughout the development of the bipartisan bill which was persistent and vital.”
Without the passage of H.R. 2, Health Center’s would have faced a devastating reduction in funding as early as September 2015.
“The passage of this legislation not only secures continued operation and funding for Health Centers at a national level, but it enables Health Centers to continue to serve residents with comprehensive, accessible, affordable and quality primary care services as well as expand to serve underserved communities.”
Currently, Michigan Health Centers are part of a nationwide network of 1,200 Health Centers located in 50 states and all U.S. territories – providing care for over 23 million people in over 9,000 locations. Michigan Health Centers serve more than 600,000 residents through 240 delivery sites. Federal Health Center funding in Michigan generates a total of 873 jobs and $113,085,973 in total economic impact.
About Michigan Primary Care Association
For over 30 years, the Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) has been the voice for Health Centers and other community-based providers. The MPCA is a leader in building a healthy society in which all residents have convenient and affordable access to quality health care. MPCA’s mission is to promote, support, and develop comprehensive, accessible, and affordable quality community-based primary care services to everyone in Michigan. For more information, please visit www.mpca.net or call 517.381.8000.