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Opinion: Elizabeth Warren: Congress needs to fund community health centers right away

Across the country, community health centers care for more than 25 million people. By ignoring a key funding deadline, Congress is endangering these essential health centers.

I love community health centers. They do wonderful work and enjoy widespread support. But I’m worried because Republican leaders in Congress have held these centers hostage by halting federal funding while they focus on passing tax cuts for the wealthy. It’s past time to step up the fight for community health centers in my state of Massachusetts and across the country.

Community health centers are a big part of what’s working well in health care today — . They are on the front lines of the opioid epidemic. They provide preventive services and chronic disease management. They are taking by promoting disease prevention, providing care coordination, and reducing the use of hospital emergency rooms.

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