Feds announce money for community health centers
LEWIS AND CLARK COUNTY
Seventeen community health centers in Montana are being awarded grants under the federal health care law.
The health centers will get $1.5 million total to help enroll the uninsured in new health coverage options made available by the Affordable Care Act. The centers often treat uninsured patients.
U.S. Senator Max Baucus says the grants will create 27 jobs to help the uninsured navigate insurance choices on the insurance marketplaces, called exchanges, being set up next year under the law. Tax credits will help offset the price of the private insurance.
Baucus says a recent state report found that insurance will be cheaper on the exchanges than it would have without the Affordable Care Act.