• Letter or Testimony
  • November 3, 2016

CHA Joins Advocates in Urging Congress to Act Soon on Important Health Care Extenders

On Nov. 2 CHA joined allied health organizations in sending a letter to Capitol Hill leaders urging Congress to act swiftly to extend funding for vital safety net programs, including the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which will expire next year without legislative action. The letter notes that investments and policies set to expire in 2017 have bipartisan support and form the basis of the nation's health care safety net. Organizations ask that the funding of these important programs do not come at the expense of Medicaid or safety net programs. Programs highlighted in the letter include CHIP, Community Health Centers, Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments, the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, and the National Health Service Corps.