September 28, 2017

Eagle Tribune: Health-care advocates brace for crisis

LAWRENCE - While a national debate over a Republican push to repeal the Affordable Care Act has dominated media this week, Congress faces another health-care deadline that would directly impact coverage for thousands of people in the Merrimack Valley.

The Greater Lawrence Family Health Center serves 60,000 patients in the Merrimack Valley and the organization's leaders say they could lose $2 million in funding if Congress doesn't act by Saturday.


Massachusetts senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey have joined 68 of their colleagues in signing a letter urging leaders of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions to urge a swift resolution to the funding cliff community health centers face at the end of the month.

Read more on the Eagle Tribune website here.