Rep. Danny K. Davis Requests Support for Community Health Centers


January 9, 2009
Dear Madam Speaker:


I write to complement you for your efforts to develop and enact legislation to jumpstart our anemic economy, which has negatively impacted the lives of millions of Americans, and to offer my support for your leadership in this matter.  In that vein, I would ask you to consider and include in the upcoming stimulus package, a proposal to enhance our health care infrastructure by augmenting the operations of our nation’s community health centers – an immediately cost-effective idea that produces a myriad of public benefits.

For Immediate Release:                                                                  Contact: Ira Cohen January 9, 2009                                                                                  (773) 533-7520

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Danny K. Davis, Member of the House Ways and Means Committee sends letter to House Leadership in support of Community Health Centers funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Davis stated, "community health centers are located in predominantly low-income urban and rural communities, and their ability to rapidly translate additional funding into health care, community services, and employment, health centers represent an important means of stimulating hard hit communities while promoting access to health care for individuals and families impacted by the recent economic downturn." 

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