Miami Herald (05.01.12) - Wednesday, May 02, 2012
The Obama administration announced Tuesday that community
health centers in Miami-Dade County will receive more than $6
million through a provision in the Affordable Care Act. The
funds are intended for renovation and construction projects;
the goal is to enhance primary care for the poor and uninsured
to reduce costly visits to hospital emergency departments.
Florida health centers are receiving a total of $21.4 million
to serve an additional 41,000 patients, according to Health
and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The Miami-Dade
grantees are Borinquen Health Care ($4.3 million), Camillus
Health Concern ($800,000), Community AIDS Resource ($500,000),
and Community Health of South Florida ($500,000).