Iowan health centers were eligible for a federal windfall this week.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced new funds to help uninsured Americans enroll in affordable health insurance coverage made available by the Affordable Care Act.
That amounted to over $1.4-million in Iowa split between 14 centers. They include Community Health Center of Fort Dodge, Primary Health Care in Urbandale and Proteus Employment Opportunities in Des Moines.
“Health centers have extensive experience providing eligibility assistance to patients, are providing care to 181,781 individuals in Iowa communities, and are well-positioned to support enrollment efforts,” Secretary Sebelius said. “Investing in health centers for outreach and enrollment assistance provides one more way the Obama Administration is helping consumers understand their options and enroll in affordable coverage.”