Schumer Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $400,000 For The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Care Center, Inc
Funding Will Support Construction of New Health Center to Service Underserved Populations in Region Schumer Fought Hard to Include Funding In FY2009 Spending Bill Bill will now be sent to the Senate Floor
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the full Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies FY09 Appropriations Bill which includes $400,000 for the Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center. The funding would be used to construct a Federally Qualified Health Center, increasing the healthcare for medically underserved populations in medically underserved areas, and will establish up to 50 new jobs in Newburgh. The bill will now proceed to the Senate Floor as the next step in the appropriations process. Schumer worked closely with members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill.
"This is terrific news residents across the Hudson Valley," said Schumer. "The construction of this new primary healthcare facility at GHVFHC will help us provide healthcare for those who need it most. The perils of medically underserved areas are something New York State has become far too familiar with in recent years, and this federal funding will go a long way in ensuring that access to quality healthcare is a basic right, not a luxury, for Hudson Valley residents."
The federal funds will be used by GHVFHC to construct a new primary health care facility to increase access to primary care for a Medically underserved Population (MUP) in a Medically Underserved Area (MUA) and a designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). The Project will also result in the creation of upwards of 50 new jobs in Newburgh.
Now that the bill has been approved by the full Senate Appropriations Committee, it will be sent to the Senate floor. Following approval by the Senate, the bill will move towards Conference with the House and then to the President for signature.
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