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S. 962: Community Health Center and Primary Care Workforce Expansion Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 1, 2019 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 962

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 1, 2019

(for himself, Ms. Harris, Ms. Warren, and Mrs. Gillibrand) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A BILL

To provide funding for federally qualified health centers and the National Health Service Corps.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Community Health Center and Primary Care Workforce Expansion Act of 2019.

2.

Community health center program

(a)

In general

Section 10503(b)(1) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 254b–2(b)(1)) is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (E), by striking and at the end;

(2)

in subparagraph (F), by striking the period and inserting a semicolon; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(G)

$6,189,174,200 for fiscal year 2020;

(H)

$6,808,091,620 for fiscal year 2021;

(I)

$7,488,900,782 for fiscal year 2022;

(J)

$8,237,790,860 for fiscal year 2023; and

(K)

$9,061,569,946 for fiscal year 2024; and

.

(b)

Capital projects

In addition to amounts otherwise appropriated under section 10503(b) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 254b–2(b)), there is authorized to be appropriated, and there is appropriated, out of amounts in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the community health centers program under section 330 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254b) for capital projects, $4,600,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2020 through 2024.

(c)

Availability of funds

Amounts appropriated under this section shall remain available until expended.

3.

National Health Service Corps

(a)

In general

Section 10503(b)(2) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 254b–2(b)(2)) is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (E), by striking and at the end;

(2)

in subparagraph (F), by striking the period and inserting a semicolon; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(G)

$850,000,000 for fiscal year 2020;

(H)

$935,000,000 for fiscal year 2021;

(I)

$1,028,500,000 for fiscal year 2022;

(J)

$1,131,350,000 for fiscal year 2023; and

(K)

$1,244,485,000 for fiscal year 2024.

.

(b)

Limitation

Amounts otherwise appropriated for National Health Service Corps may not be reduced as a result of the appropriations made under this section.