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Eagle View Health System Awarded $1,300,000 Grant

Eagle View Community Health System has received word that they will receive $1,304,794 in federal funding, allowing them to continue providing medical, dental and behavioral care to Henderson County's rural residents.

According to a statement by Lori Sutton, Executive Director of the Eagle View health system, "Grant funding provides a significant portion of our income which enables us to offer quality and affordable primary and preventive care services under one roof that include primary medical care, comprehensive dental services and behavioral health services."

Sutton said, "Eagle View draws patients from west central Illinois and southeast Iowa and is one of the few area providers to accept Iowa and Illinois Medicaid." They offer all three services in both of their Stronghurst and Oquawka locations.

Congressman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced the grant.

The grant is awarded through the Department of Health and Human Services' Health Center cluster Program that helps community-based health care organiztions provide primary care for underserved communities.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the U.S. government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. The mission of HHS is to enhance the health and well-being of Americans by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, and social services.

Grants to States for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Health and Human Services use up the greater part of HHS's budget.

According to their website, FY 2018 had a $1.8 trillion budget for all services. Of that, it was granted authority to spend on Medicaid Health Centers like Eagle View, $456B out of this federal account. They carried over a balance of $45B from last year, were given $410B in new appropriations, and have authority to use $1B of other budgetary resources. Funding was as follows:

1-Medicaid, Centers...($441 billion)

2-Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance ($327 billion)

3-Payments to Health Care Trust ($322 billion)

4-Federal Hospital Insurance Tr($303 billion)

5-Medicare Prescription Drug Acc't. ($81.5 billion)

6-Taxation on OASDI Benefits, HI, Center. ($24.2 billion)

7-State Children's Health Ins. ($17.5 billion)

8-Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. ($16.7 billion)

9-Children & Families Services.($11.8 billion)

10-Payments for Foster Care & permanency. ($8.2 billion)