The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced that 1,159 community health centers have received grants totaling over $150 million to assist uninsured individuals enroll in health insurance through state-based and federally-facilitated health insurance marketplaces under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The HRSA website has an interactive map that lists which community health centers in each state received grants, the amount of the grant, and how many uninsured individuals the community health centers are expected to assist with enrollment. Community health centers are expected to hire an additional 2,900 outreach and eligibility assistance workers to assist millions of people nationwide with enrollment into affordable health coverage. These awards complement and align with other federal efforts, such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services-funded navigator program and state-based marketplace enrollment assistance programs.
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Health Care Reform
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Health Care Disparities
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health