Texas receives $5 million in community healthcare funds

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New health center sites in Texas will share more than $5 million in Affordable Care Act funding from U.S. Health & Human Services. The funds to eight community and healthcare organizations across the state are expected to serve nearly 30,000 new patients, said HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell.

The Texas funds are part of  $101 million in Affordable Care Act funding by HHS to 164 new health center sites in 33 states and two U.S. Territories for primary healthcare services in communities that need them most and are projected to increase healthcare services for nearly 650,000 patients.

“The Affordable Care Act has led to unprecedented increases in access to health insurance.  Part of building on that progress is connecting people to the care they need,” said Secretary Burwell. “Health centers are keystones of the communities they serve. Today’s awards will enable more individuals and families to have access to the affordable, quality healthcare that health centers provide. That includes the preventive and primary care services that will keep them healthy.”

To see the state-by-state breakdown of the grants, visit HHS here.

 

 

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