Recap: A 340B Policy Update for Community Health Centers and Other Stakeholders

Yesterday, Advocates for Community Health (ACH) hosted an important discussion, open to all community health centers (CHCs) and other stakeholders, on the latest federal 340B policy and reform. ACH, a national membership organization, is dedicated to visionary policy and advocacy initiatives that aim to effect positive change across the Health Center Program and the nation’s […]

340C – A Legislative Proposal to Protect the 340B Program for Health Centers

340C was designed by community health center officials to benefit health centers and other covered entities, while also answering the call for greater transparency in the 340B Drug Pricing Program. ACH’s 340C legislative proposal does not favor one type of covered entity over another; all are welcome to opt in in order to gain protections […]

Roll Call: Fierce fight with no end in sight for drug discount program

Hospital groups have dismissed the Bucshon bill, with 340B Health’s Testoni calling it “the legislative version of a pharmaceutical industry wish list,” and arguing it would gut the program. “The 340B Access Act is a nonstarter,” said Aimee Kuhlman, vice president of advocacy and grassroots at the AHA. “It’s really hard to negotiate when one […]

CBS News: Safety-net health clinics cut services and staff amid Medicaid unwinding

CBS News recently quoted ACH’s CEO Amanda Pears Kelly for this article on the seismic shift in Medicaid enrollment as states reevaluate who is eligible for it. This shift follows a two-year freeze on disenrollments that protected people’s access to care during the pandemic. The article states: “In many states, health providers and patients alike […]

Advocates for Community Health Statement on 340B ACCESS Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Representatives Larry Bucshon, MD (R-IN-08), Buddy Carter (R-GA-01), and Diana Harshbarger (R-TN-01) introduced the 340B Affording Care for Communities and Ensuring a Strong Safety-Net Act (340B ACCESS Act), a bill that makes changes to the 340B Drug Discount Pricing Program. While Advocates for Community Health (ACH) strongly supports Congressional efforts to address […]

Statement in Response to GAO Report, “Health Centers: Revenue, Grant Funding, and Methods for Meeting Certain Access-to-Care Requirements”

Advocates for Community Health (ACH) welcomes this report, “Health Centers: Revenue, Grant Funding, and Methods for Meeting Certain Access-to-Care Requirements” from the Government Accountability Office (GAO); up-to-date data and analysis are critical as we work to ensure health centers have the resources they need to help their communities thrive. Community health centers provide coordinated, comprehensive […]

Modern Healthcare: The federal budget process is a mess. These providers pay the price.

ACH’s CEO Amanda Pears Kelly was recently interviewed by Michael McAuliff from Modern Healthcare about the federal budget process and rural CHC funding: “It’s kind of disgraceful, honestly, at this point, and irresponsible,” said Amanda Pears Kelly, the CEO of Advocates for Community Health, which represents federally qualified health centers. “How do you operate a […]

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