WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) has been continuing her work to ensure that community health centers (CHCs) across Iowa have the resources and support they need to care for Iowans during the pandemic.
Click here or on the image above to see more on Senator Ernst’s visits with health care providers across Iowa.
Throughout her 99 County Tour and during this COVID-19 pandemic, Ernst has been hearing directly from health care professionals at CHCs
, and mental health
centers throughout the state who have played a critical role in caring for Iowans, especially in the state’s rural communities.
“We in Iowa are blessed with a wonderful system of community health centers that help our families and individuals across the state of Iowa, especially in our rural areas,” said Senator Ernst. “On my 99 County Tour, I’ve seen firsthand the services these providers are offering for their community as our state continues to fight COVID-19. I’m grateful for all that our community health centers do to care for folks across Iowa, and I’m continuing to work at the federal level to support our health care providers during this pandemic.”
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Ernst has pushed
to prioritize relief for Iowa’s hospitals, CHCs, and workers on the front lines of the pandemic. Ernst helped to successfully secure
critical funding for Iowa’s health care community in the bipartisan COVID-19 relief packages
passed earlier this year.
Ernst has also worked to deliver relief to hospitals and CHCs through the Paycheck Protection Program
and helped secure a fix
to allow more of Iowa’s hospitals to benefit from the program. Additionally, the senator has pushed
to expand access to telehealth services for patients and providers to ensure Iowans receive the care they need during the pandemic and beyond.