Today, representatives of federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) across the country are in Washington, DC, to advocate for restoration of federal funding for the community health center program. The National Day of Demonstration is part of the Red Alert for Health Centers campaign. Funding for FQHCs expired on September 30 of last year. Yesterday, 105 Republicans … Continue reading Red Alert: Time is Running Out for Community Health Centers
In 1917, Woodrow Wilson bestowed on Puerto Ricans a class of U.S. citizenship that was decidedly less than what residents of the mainland enjoyed. It was the start of a long history of inequitable treatment by the U.S. government, which today has left Puerto Rico with a weakened infrastructure, a tattered healthcare safety net, and … Continue reading Puerto Rico’s Public Health Crisis Has Its Roots in a Law Signed 100 Years Ago
Racing against the September 30 deadline for budget reconciliation, Republican leadership has thrown all its energy into passing the mind-bogglingly bad Graham-Cassidy repeal bill. However, September 30, the last day of the federal fiscal year, is a significant date for other reasons that right now are being largely neglected by that same leadership. On that … Continue reading Republican legislators’ obsession with repealing the ACA proves they don’t deserve to call themselves public servants.