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Health Centers Get Funds to Help Educate Uninsured Americans

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PHOENIX, AZ - Nearly 1,200 healthcare centers across the U.S. received federal funding on Wednesday in order to help uninsured Americans gain affordable health coverage.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced -- via conference call from the Mountain Park Health Center in Phoenix, Arizona that $150M in grants will be awarded as part of the Affordable Care Act.

Sebelius highlighted that with these funds health centers will be able to hire an additional 2,900 workers nationwide.

Those new employees will help uninsured Americans get help understanding their health insurance coverage options.

"Education and outreach will be a critical part of seizing that opportunity," said Sebelius. "Because of the role that they already play in thousands of communities across the country, health centers are uniquely positioned to contribute to our educational and outreach efforts."

Montana received nearly $1.5M in Outreach and Enrollment funding. Missoula County received $131,864. Flathead County got $106,685 and the Butte-Silver Bow Primary Health Care Clinic in Butte received $118,818.

For a full list of the Montana health centers that received this funding, click here.

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