11.03.17

Alexander: Senate Should Act Quickly to Continue Important Public Health Programs

House today passed a bill to fund community health centers, other programs that help Tennessee families lead healthier lives

MARYVILLE, Tennessee, November 3—Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed The CHAMPION Act, which extends funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and extends mandatory funding for important public health programs in the Senate health committee’s jurisdiction:

 

“I’m glad that when the House voted today to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program—which provides low-cost health insurance to over 70,000 Tennessee children—it also voted to extend mandatory funding for several important public health programs that help Tennessee families lead healthier lives. The Senate should also act quickly, and I will continue working with my Senate colleagues to extend mandatory funding for the programs within the Senate health committee’s jurisdiction, including for community health centers. I look forward to getting a result as soon as possible.”         

 

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