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