Thousands of Health Center Advocates Call Congress and the White House

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iana” src=”http://blog.saveourchcs.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Andy-and-Cassimere-1-300×225.jpg” alt=”” width=”300″ height=”225″ />Did you call your Members of Congress and the White House during the October 13 National Mobilization Call-In Day? If so, THANK YOU!

Nearly 10,000 Health Center Advocates took action October 13, telling Congress and the White House, “Do not undermine the successful Health Centers program as you negotiate Medicaid changes and cuts to the federal budget.”

The National Association of Community Health Centers issued a press release, which included the following quote:

“The point of our campaign is to educate our state and national leaders not only about the importance of our health center, but the importance of Medicaid to our patients,” says Dr. Gary Wiltz, MD, CEO of Teche Action Clinic in Franklin, Louisiana and Board Chair-Elect of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). “Health centers are an essential part of America’s commitment to health care because we deliver cost-effective, efficient and high quality care for the community. The Campaign for America’s Health Centers will provide a vehicle for organizing our patients and community stakeholders to impact the decisions Congress and the White House are making that will determine the future of health centers and the patients we serve.” Click here to read the full press release.

The National Mobilization Call-In Day was just one step in a series of steps to take place this Fall. Make sure you stay up-to-date on all of the Campaign For America’s Health Centers advocacy initiatives by signing up for email updates.

To view pictures of Health Center Advocates in action on October 13, click here.

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