Money Set Aside for Low-Income Health Care

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Health centers in Lansing and Inkster will benefit from the latest round of federal stimulus money being released.
The White House said Monday that the $2.6 million going to the Ingham County Health Department and the Western Wayne Family Health Center should allow the two centers to serve nearly 14,000 additional patients.
The health centers primarily serve low-income patients, many of them uninsured. They offer primary and preventative health care services and immunizations. Charges for services are set on a sliding scale according to income.
The White House estimates the stimulus package grants could help the state create 105 jobs. The federal government already provides some of the funding for the two centers.

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  • by Sue Location: Jackson on Apr 3, 2009 at 05:41 AM
    I hope that the services will include all of the people that have lost their jobs. I talk to people everyday who had good paying jobs who are now unemployed and need medical assistance but can't go to their physician for lack of insurance; so they wait until they are really sick, go to the ER and these illnesses could have been treated in an earlier stage; recovery would have been quicker and less expensive. All people ultimately pick up the bill in the form of higer costs for employee benefits, higher cost of health care and more money going into federal subsided health care.
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