In the News: Obama Plans to Give $600 Million to Health Centers

By: Tiffani Haynes

President Barack Obama announced today that he will be giving $600 million of the $787 million economic stimulus plan to health centers across the country. Obama will create new jobs in 85 health centers with the new monetary allocation.

Most of the money will be used to rebuild and construct the health centers, creating jobs in healthcare and construction. The White House has also said the centers will provide healthcare to an additional 500,000 people.

Obama also has planned a new demonstration for healthcare to the elderly through the health centers.

According to the Washington Post, “ ‘Taken together, these three initiatives — funding for construction, technology and a medical home demonstration — they won’t just save money over the long term and create more jobs,’ Obama said in remarks just before signing the memo authorizing the demonstration project.”

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