Washington, D.C – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has reintroduced the Community Health Investment, Modernization and Excellence (CHIME) Act along with Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ). This bipartisan legislation reauthorizes the Community Health Centers Fund and provides additional funding increases for community health care.

“Community health centers serve over 95,000 patients in my district,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “We know firsthand that strong and affordable health care in rural communities is critical, and I’m proud to advocate on behalf of our region. This common-sense, bipartisan legislation will ensure that North Country patients have access to quality health care in their communities for years to come.”

“Community Health Centers in New York State serve 2.3 million patients each year - that’s one in every nine New Yorkers,” said Rose Duhan, CHCANYS President and CEO. “Guaranteeing continued federal funding for FQHCs ensures high quality health care for all, even those who don’t have insurance or can’t afford to pay. Congresswoman Stefanik is one of our strongest champions in Washington, and we thank her for standing with us again.”

Congresswoman Stefanik is receiving a 2019 Distinguished Community Health Champion Award from the National Association of Community Health Centers tonight, March 28, for her unequivocal support and advocacy.