Health Center Funding is Needed Now
As COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization and is sweeping across the United States, Federally Qualified Health Centers are uniquely positioned to respond rapidly to the outbreak. Their infrastructure and placement are critical to serving a large portion of Kentucky’s population, however, without proper funding to afford critical supplies, they may remain disadvantaged. Congress needs to act immediately to reauthorize funding for FQHCs past the May 22, 2020 deadline. The nation in the Commonwealth may still be in the midst of fighting this novel virus. Congress is taking up legislation surrounding COVID-19 but in the form of a stimulus package that does not yet have many perks for the provider community.