Congressman Steven Horsford (NV-04) announced that $6,254,215 in funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act would be allocated to eight community health centers in Nevada.
The congressman is also joining efforts to call for more funding for these crucial health care providers.
“To combat this global health pandemic, we must ensure that all of our communities have the resources they need. I voted to pass the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, bringing this crucial funding home to Nevada, equipping our brave nurses and doctors with the tools they need,” Congressman Horsford said. “Those working at Nevada’s community health centers are providing care day and night, putting themselves and their families at risk, to fight on the frontlines of this crisis – often without proper personal protective equipment or adequate supplies.”
Congressman Horsford also joined Congresswoman Susie Lee (NV-03) in sending a letter to leadership of the House of Representatives, asking for the inclusion of $7.6 billion in emergency supplemental funding for CHCs in the next coronavirus response package.
“Under the immense pressure from COVID-19, our CHCs are trying to expand their capacity, acquire critical supplies, and increase staffing, all without the income they rely on from regular primary and preventive care visits that have been put on hold during this crisis,” the letter reads. “It is estimated that over 6 months, CHCs will suffer 34 million fewer visits, $7.6 billion in lost revenue, and 100,500 lost jobs if they do not receive financial support. For many CHCs, this revenue loss could ultimately result in the need to close their doors at a time when their life-saving services are critically needed to keep our communities safe during this pandemic.”
The full text of the letter can be found susielee.house.gov.