Federally Qualified Health Center

Last year, about 90 thousand low-income and underserved Nevadans depended on community health centers to access care. By the start of next year, about $11 million in federal funding could dry up, leaving these centers in limbo. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports.

At the end of last month, Congress failed to renew the Community Health Centers Fund which provides support to what’s known as Federally Qualified Health Centers, or FQHCs.  

The nation is embroiled in the debate over the Affordable Care Act. The

 

Congressional Budget Office estimates that the GOP health bill could put 24 million Americans at risk of losing insurance. That has many local patients and doctors worried. Because of the ACA, more people were able to get health insurance and even access to life-saving treatments. One Reno woman shares her story with our reporter Anh Gray.

Throughout the nation, community health centers are providing care to low-income people. And with the overhaul of the Affordable Care Act being debated, Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray tours one local facility to learn how it’s been serving as a health care safety net for many in Northern Nevada.