Tuesday, March 03, 2009

President, Senators Kennedy & Kerry, and Rep. John Tierney Announce Release of $1.3 M for Health Clinics in Massachusetts

Grants Will Help Serve 7,060, Create 50 Jobs

Acting to strengthen the health care safety net for the growing number of Americans in need, President Barack Obama, Senators Ted Kennedy and John Kerry, and Rep. John Tierney today announced the release of $1.3 million authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that will support one health center in Massachusetts. These health centers will help people in need -- many with no health insurance -- obtain access to the comprehensive primary and preventive health care services and create 50 jobs in Massachusetts.
“We have acted quickly to put Recovery Act dollars to good use in communities across America,” said President Obama. “The construction and expansion of health centers will help create thousands of new jobs and provide critical assistance to Americans who have lost their job and their health care. Health centers, primary care, and prevention are at the heart of my plan for an affordable, accessible health care system.”

Health centers in the following communities will receive support:

North Shore Community Health, Inc. – Salem, MA

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