Lone Star Circle of Care is continuing to meet with lawmakers about policies and funding that support community health centers (CHCs). Michael Smith, our Associate General Counsel & Compliance Officer, was in Washington, D.C. last week to meet with congressional members and attend a conference for the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC).
Representatives from dozens of community health centers from across the country attended the NACHC conference to learn about critical health care issues and ways to address them. The conference included a variety of education sessions with topics such as: Better Serving Our Aging Patients, How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Landscape of Vaccinations, Understanding State Medicaid Policy for Health Centers, and The Ending of the Public Health Emergency.
After the conference, representatives of CHCs met with U.S. House members to discuss their three priorities:
Michael met with staff from the offices of Rep. John Carter, Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Rep. Michael McCaul, Rep. Michael Cloud, and Rep. Pete Sessions. We hope to have the support of Congress as we work to provide exceptional, accessible, and affordable health care to our Texas neighbors.