Washington > HHS to provide over $5.7 million in Healthcare Funding for Georgia

| May 7, 2015

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WASHINGTON — Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today approximately $5,774,827 in Affordable Care Act funding to 10 new health center sites in Georgia for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to the communities that need them most.  These new health centers in Georgia are projected to increase access to health care services for nearly 31,195 patients.  Nationally, approximately $101 million was awarded to 164 new health center sites in 33 states and two U.S. Territories to increase access to health care 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 in Georgia. Today’s awards will enable more individuals and families in Georgia to have access to the affordable, quality health care that health centers provide. That includes the preventive and primary care services that will keep them healthy.”

Nationally, this investment announced today will add to the more than 550 new health center sites that have opened in the last four years as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Today, nearly 32 health centers operate more than 172 service delivery sites that provide care to nearly 338,996 patients in Georgia.

Health centers have also been critical in helping Georgians sign up for health insurance through the Marketplace. Since 2013, health centers assisted more than 112,065 Georgians in their efforts to become insured.

“More people have insurance in the United States than ever before,” said HRSA Acting Administrator Jim Macrae. “Health centers provide an accessible and dependable source of culturally competent primary care for many of the newly insured.”

The recently enacted bipartisan Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act builds on this progress by extending  mandatory funding for health centers in fiscal years 2016 and 2017.

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  1. Tim LeBlanc says:

    “The Affordable Care Act has led to unprecedented increases in access to health insurance.”

    Of course it has. My Premiums have gone up 300%. More folks have Health Care because I bought it for them.

  2. Tim T says:

    180,000 per patient? Government efficiency I guess

  3. jim says:

    Sounds like we need to cut that DHS (Dept. of Homeland (fatherland) Security and that TSA and DEA to pay for this. The only terrorists are the ones in your nightmares. Now that would help pay for this.

    Other 1st world countries don’t have these departments.

    Think about it.