HHS Awarding $300 Million To Community Health Centers Across US.

The Hill (6/4, Al-Faruque) reports that HHS announced on Tuesday that it will disburse “$300 million to help community health centers treat newly insured patients under the Affordable Care Act.” The funds will be used to “expand service hours, hire more healthcare” professionals, “and add oral health, behavioral health, pharmacy, and vision services according to HHS.” In a statement, outgoing Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said, “Health centers are key to the Affordable Care Act’s goal of expanding access to health care.”

Alabama Live (6/4, Oliver) adds that the “funding will be awarded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which oversees the centers.”

Related Links:

— “HHS offering $300M to community health centers,” Ferdous Al-Faruque, The Hill, June 3, 2014.

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