Larson Visits Charter Oak Health Center, Highlights Recent Bipartisan Health Care Successes
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) visited the Charter Oak Health Center to celebrate the enactment of several bipartisan health care funding initiatives that will benefit Connecticut.
“I am proud of the efforts that were made in Congress to address funding issues for critical health care programs. The Bipartisan Budget Act included a two-year extension of community health center funding, a 10-year reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP or HUSKY B) when combined with the last Continuing Resolution, and $6 billion in funding to combat the opioid epidemic. This funding is vital to community health centers like Charter Oak, who provide invaluable services to their local communities and are on the front lines protecting our most vulnerable individuals and families,” said Larson.
“I am grateful for Rep. Larson and members of Congress that addressed the Health Care fiscal cliff by passing a bipartisan budget which included funding for community health centers. As a result, Charter Oak Health Center was able to avoid laying off 40 workers and now we can focus on providing essential health services to the Hartford community,” said Nichelle Mullins, President & CEO, Charter Oak Health Center.
"This long-term extension of CHIP alleviates stress for families, allows providers to engage in long-term planning to better serve their communities, and allows the state to maintain our HUSKY programs,” said Karen Siegel, Health Policy Fellow, Connecticut Voices for Children.