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HHS awards $727 million to nation’s community health centers
Washington Post

The Obama administration announced on Friday awards of more than $700 million to community health centers nationwide to help them build new medical clinics and bring older clinics into the technological age.

Officials from the Health and Human Services Department said the $727 million to 143 clinics will bring more health care to 745,000 underserved patients as part of the health-care overhaul. The nation’s 1,100 rural and urban health centers last year served 19 million people, about 40 percent of whom had no insurance.