Federal Grants
12:31 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Obamacare money coming to West Virginia

Two West Virginia health centers are among 236 across the country receiving money through the Affordable Care Act.

Tri County Health Clinic Rock Cave, W.Va.
Tri County Health Clinic Rock Cave, W.Va.
Credit Community Care of West Virginia

Community Care of West Virginia in Rock Cave is getting a $704,167 grant and Williamson Health and Wellness Center will receive  $812,500.

A news release from the White House says the community health centers will use the money to establish new full time health care delivery sites so more people can gain access to health care.

The release calls community health centers "key partners in helping uninsured residents sign up for health coverage."

“We are thrilled to be able to provide additional Affordable Care Act resources to West Virginia health centers to establish new sites,” Mary K. Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N., Health Resources and Services Administration Administrator, said.

“With these new funds, health centers will provide more individuals and families in West Virginia with access to high quality affordable health care," she said.

The U.S. Health and Human Services’ web site says the grants to the two West Virginia clinics are expected to help those facilities serve an additional 5,152 patients.