Southwest Montana Community Health Center gets $944K grant

by Montana Standard

Southwest Montana Community Health Center in Butte has been awarded $944,000 to continue providing critical access to healthcare for Butte-Silver Bow residents.

Senator Jon Tester announced the Community Health Center Fund grant Wednesday, as established by the Affordable Care Act. If Congress repeals the ACA, future funding for Montana’s 17 community health centers would be put at risk, according to Tester’s office.

“The Southwest Montana Community Health Center is a lifeline that Montana families throughout Butte-Silver Bow need for access to the healthcare that no one should be without,” Tester said. “Support like this is critical to ensuring all Montanans are all getting the healthcare they need to thrive.”

Tester has condemned partisan attacks on access to healthcare and introduced multiple bills to help ease the Affordable Care Act’s financial burden on small businesses, ensure pregnant women have access to healthcare coverage, and make sure it covers the costs of contraception, according to the announcement from Tester’s office.