Since the 1996 passage of the Health Care Consolidation Act, the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) program has grown steadily both in the provision of services to target populations and in funding. Federal appropriations for health centers have risen steadily over the past two decades, an increase that has accelerated over the past several years. For FY 2005, the program was funded at nearly $1.73 billion dollars. Growth in funding has resulted in the increase in health center access points: new health center grantees as well as new health care delivery sites for existing centers. Exhibit 2 below provides a breakdown of estimated actual revenue accrued by health centers from 2002 through 2004. In addition, the table shows the share of total revenue by source of funding (roughly consistent across years).
|Funding Source||2002 Revenues||2003 Revenues||2004 Revenues||2004 % of Total|
|Section 330||$1,145||$1,323||$1,629||24 %|
|Other 3rd party||$328||$367||$418||6 %|
|Self Pay||$303||$352||$416||6 %|
|Other grants (Federal)||$171||$198||$196||3 %|
(State, local, other)
|* NOTE: All dollar figures in millions2|