Section 330 funding allows Community Health Centers the ability to build new health center sites, expand capacity at existing health centers, and invest in additional services like behavioral health, substance abuse, and oral health. A two-year extension along with annual discretionary funding was set to expire on September 30th of this year, but congress was able to pass continuing resolutions which extended current funding through December 20th, 2019. While a continuing resolution prevents a lapse of funding, long-term, stable funding is needed to alleviate the uncertainty surrounding future health center funding. If Congress does not extend Section 330 funding by December 20th, health centers could experience a disruption of services which would limit access to health care for thousands of health center patients across the country.
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