Shaheen Welcomes $3.59 Million in Affordable Care Act Funding for New Hampshire Community Health CentersSeptember 16, 2015
(Washington, DC) –U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today welcomed the announcement of $3.59 million in federal funding for New Hampshire community health centers. These funds will help expand access to health care for thousands of Granite Staters who have become insured through the Affordable Care Act. $2.59 million will go to ten community health centers across the state, allowing them to serve roughly 3,000 new patients. Clinics will have flexibility to use these funds to address the particular healthcare access needs of each community, including improving primary care and substance abuse treatment. The remaining $1 million is designated for the Manchester Community Health Center specifically for facility expansion to increase service capacity.
“By providing low-cost quality treatment, community health centers are a lifeline for Granite Staters from all walks of life,” said Shaheen. “While the Affordable Care Act is not perfect, this is another good example of the law bringing about positive change in the form of more access to affordable healthcare. And as our state battles a heroin and opioid epidemic, I’m very pleased to see that there is flexibility for clinics to use these funds to improve their treatment of substance abuse.”
The following health centers will receive funding to increase access to services such as medical, oral, behavioral, pharmacy, and vision care: Ammonoosuc Community Health Services in Littleton ($262,182); Coos County Family Health Services in Berlin ($265,832); Families First of the Greater Seacoast in Portsmouth ($255,150); Goodwin Community Health in Somersworth ($265,410); Harbor Homes in Nashua ($245,006); Health First Family Care Center in Colebrook ($249,456); Lamprey Health Care in Newmarket ($285,002); Manchester Community Health Center ($272,640); and the City of Manchester ($244,440).
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