August 17, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski Announce $2.7 Million In Federal Funding for Community Health Centers In Baltimore City, Frederick and Montgomery Counties

New health center sites are projected to increase access to health care services for an estimated 21,188 new patients in Maryland.

BALTIMORE – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced $2,723,663 in funding through the Affordable Care Act to five new community health centers in Maryland. Community health centers provide comprehensive, high quality primary and preventive care to Americans in rural and urban communities, who otherwise may face hurdles in accessing basic health care services. These new health center sites are projected to increase access to health care services for an estimated 21,000 new patients in Maryland.

 

“Thanks to community health centers, Marylanders with different backgrounds and health needs can find the tailored services they deserve,” said Senator Cardin, a senior member of the Senate Finance Health Care Subcommittee. “Community health centers are shrinking health disparities for low-income individuals, racial and ethnic minorities, rural communities and other underserved populations. The Affordable Care Act is working for Americans in part because of the high quality care being provided through community health centers.”

 

“Community health centers provide an important safety net for the people who need it most,” Senator Mikulski said. “These funds in the federal checkbook will help families in under-served neighborhoods have access to quality, reliable care in their own communities. I will continue to fight for the health and well-being of Maryland families with a government on their side.”

 

This funding is part of a larger announcement of $169 million to 266 new health center sites in 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This investment will add to the more than 700 new health center sites that have opened nationwide as a result of the Affordable Care Act, including those awarded earlier this year. What started with one clinic in rural Mississippi and another in South Boston is now a national program that supports 1,300 community-based and patient-directed health centers with 9,000 sites serving nearly 23 million people.

 

The following organizations in Maryland received federal funds:

 

 

Organization

City

Award Amount

The City Of Frederick

Frederick

$541,667

The Community Clinic, Inc.,

Silver Spring

$1,115,581

Health Care For The Homeless, Inc.

Baltimore

$282,208

Mobile Medical Care Inc.

Bethesda

$425,874

Total Health Care, Inc.

Baltimore

$358,333

 

 

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