Health centers getting $150M to sign up uninsured

(AP)—The Obama administration says it's enlisting community health centers in the drive to sign up uninsured people under the new health care law.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Wednesday that more than 1,100 health centers in all 50 states will share $150 million in grants for outreach. It's the largest pot of federal money for in-person enrollment assistance.

The centers provide basic to millions of people, usually in low-income communities. Their clients are also one of the main target groups for President Barack Obama's , which is eventually expected to cover 25 million to 30 million uninsured people.

Enrollment starts Oct. 1, and benefits kick in Jan. 1. Republicans in Congress are trying to deny funds for carrying out the expansion.

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

White House threatens veto on GOP health bill

Apr 24, 2013

(AP)—The White House is threatening to veto a Republican bill that would shore up one part of President Barack Obama's health care law by siphoning funds from another part.

Big gap looms for poor in Obama health care law

Jul 01, 2013

(AP)—President Barack Obama's historic promise of health insurance for nearly all U.S. residents looks unlikely to be fulfilled as envisioned—with nearly two in three uninsured low-income people who would ...

Recommended for you

Changing cows' diet could help tackle heart disease

2 hours ago

Adding oilseed to a cow's diet can significantly reduce the harmful saturated fat found in its milk without compromising the white stuff's nutritional benefits, according to research by the University of ...

Low Vitamin D may not be a culprit in menopause symptoms

12 hours ago

A new study from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) shows no significant connection between vitamin D levels and menopause symptoms. The study was published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopa ...

User comments