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Michigan health centers receive $8.5 million in Affordable Care Act funding

Genesee Health System in Flint, MI. One of the MI health service centers to receive Affordable Care Act funding.
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Three-dozen health care centers in Michigan are being given more than $8.5 million in Affordable Care Act funding. 

The announcement was made Friday by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell. In all, $295 million was awarded to 1,195 centers across the country. 

According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the funding will enable targeted health centers to:

  • Hire a total estimated 4,750 new staff including new healthcare providers. 
  • Stay open for longer hours.
  • Expand care to include services such as oral health, pharmacy and vision services.
  • Help newly ensured access care.

You can find a list of the Michigan health care centers receiving funding here.

- Ari Sandberg, Michigan Radio Newsroom