A local clinic will receive money set aside for capital programs in the federal health care law, the Affordable Care Act.
Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo in Brawley will receive $2.5 million for longer-term projects to expand the facilities, improve existing services and serve more patients, and another $358,590 to address pressing facility and equipment needs, according to a press release from Rep. Bob Filner, D-Chula Vista. Clinicas was one of a number within the congressional district to receive the grant and the only one in Imperial County.
“The Affordable Care Act invests in our community health centers and helps make health care accessible and affordable,” Filner said in a statement. “Close to $10 million for health care locally means new jobs and the ability to serve more patients.”
The awards are part of a series of capital investments that are made available to community health centers under the Affordable Care Act, which provides $9.5 billion to expand services over five years and $1.5 billion to support major construction and renovation projects at community health centers.
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