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 small business — or a large business for that matter, it doesn’t really matter the size — when you don’t have financial solvency for more than six to nine months at a time?”

“The consequences for community health centers and many other healthcare providers that depend on federal payments can include shutting down. Small rural hospitals are especially at risk when payments are delayed or shrink unexpectedly,” the article reports.

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