Problem Solvers Caucus supports bipartisan MOBILE Health Care Act to expand access to primary health care services in rural, underserved communities
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Problem Solvers Caucus has endorsed the Maximizing Outcomes through Better Investments in Lifesaving Equipment for (MOBILE) Health Care Act. This bipartisan legislation would allow for greater flexibility for grants awarded to community health centers, so they are able to use funds to meet their own needs and improve care delivery for those in the community.
The bill expands the allowable use criteria in the New Access Points Grant program (NAP), run by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), to include part-time mobile clinics and renovation, leasing, acquisition, and new construction of health centers within the program to increase access to affordable, accessible, quality health care services in rural and underserved communities.
Representatives Susie Lee (NV-03) and Jamie Herrera Beutler (WA-03) brought the bill for endorsement, which garnered the support of more than 75 percent of the Caucus.
“Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve seen how critical it is for Americans to have access to affordable, quality health care. That means working across the aisle to ensure rural and underserved communities have access to the care they need,” said Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chair Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05). “By endorsing the MOBILE Health Care Act, the Problem Solvers Caucus is fighting for bipartisan, commonsense legislation to expand the reach of community health centers to benefit residents across North Jersey and nationwide.”
“Community health centers are integral to providing quality, affordable health care to our veterans and rural communities in Pennsylvania,” said Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chair Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01). “This bipartisan bill will allow community health centers to expand mobile health units and access to care for patients living in hard to reach and underserved areas.”