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APTR Recommends Increase in HRSA Discretionary Funding

Wednesday, May 15, 2019  
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APTR and members of the Friends of HRSA Coalition recommend providing $8.56 billion for discretionary Health Resources and Services Administration programs in the FY 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill. We are grateful for the increases provided for HRSA programs in FY 2019, but HRSA’s discretionary budget authority is far too low to effectively address the nation’s current health care needs. Additional funding will allow HRSA to fill preventive and primary health care gaps and to build upon the achievements of HRSA’s more than 90 programs and more than 3,000 grantees.  

Investing in programs that keep people healthy is important for the vitality of our nation. HRSA programs have been successful in improving the health of people at highest risk for poor health outcomes. The agency supports efforts that increase access to quality care, better leverage existing investments and achieve improved health outcomes at a lower cost. 

Increased HRSA Discretionary Funding Letter

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