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Cenla health centers receive grants worth $332,000

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WASHINGTON D.C. (KALB News Channel 5) — On Friday, U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu announced that $332,000 in grants will go to Central Louisiana affordable health insurance coverage to help individuals and families.

The grants are provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

"Our community health centers are critical to helping individuals and families understand their health insurance options and how to enroll into the new health insurance marketplaces," Sen. Mary L. Landrieu said. "Today's funding will create Louisiana jobs and help provide health care to more than 200,000 individuals in our state."

 Louisiana has 26 health centers to date. One hundred and thirty that served 251,438 patients last year and nearly 41 percent of them uninsured.

The Outreach and Enrollment funding is expect to hire 59 additional workers, who will assist 93,385 people with enrollment into affordable health insurance coverage.

 According to Landrieu, under the Affordable Care Act, every state, including Louisiana, will have a new health insurance marketplace. The marketplaces will be accessed online, and enrollment support will be available in person and via telephone, as well.

 The grants include:

$96,000 to Outpatient Medical Center, Inc., in Natchitoches

$82,000 to Rapides Primary Health Care Center, Inc., in Alexandria

$79,000 to Innis Community Health Center, Inc., in Batchelor

$75,000 to Winn Community Health Center, Inc., in Winnfield

 

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