Maryland Health Centers to Receive $1.7million

As reported in the Baltimore Sun, sixteen health centers in Maryland will share in $1.7 million in federal funding to help enroll uninsured residents in health plans under health care reform.  The funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be used to support health center start-up, as described,

The money will be used to hire new staff, train existing staff and hold community outreach events. Health centers will help consumers understand their coverage options and determine their eligibility. The centers will also help residents enroll in insurance plans.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release provides more information and links to sixteen eligible Health Centers in Maryland.  These centers are eligible to apply for the funding. The list includes:

MD Health Centers Qualifying for HHS funding under Obamacare 2013

For more information, see the full story from the Baltimore Sun.  For more information on health care reform in Maryland, see our previous posts on Conduit Street:

Health Officers Discuss Local Health Funding and Health Care Reform

Maryland Health Exchanges Estimated to Hire 300 Staff Across the State