HHS Distributes $150M to Health Centers to Increase Access to Care
HHS has announced $150 million in awards under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to 236 new community health center sites nationwide.
The funding will help care for approximately 1.25 million additional people, according to a news release. Community health centers play an important role in delivering care to regions with historically high rates of uninsured individuals and are a crucial part of enrollment efforts related to the new health insurance options under PPACA, according to HHS.
"Health centers are key partners in the improving access to quality, affordable health care services for those who need it most," HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in the release. "With new, affordable health insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act, community health centers are also key partners in helping uninsured residents sign up for health coverage – many of whom have been locked out of the health insurance market for years."
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