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Funds double for health clinics

Wall Street Journal, March 25, 2010

Federally funded health clinics are set to play an even larger role in the revamped healthcare landscape, which expands Medicaid and other insurance coverage and sharply increases funding for the clinics, the Wall Street Journal reports. The healthcare overhaul that President Barack Obama signed Tuesday boosts funding by $10 billion over five years for the clinics, known as community health centers. The clinics currently receive about $2 billion of federal funds annually, and offer care such as basic blood and dental work to 20 million patients in hundreds of locations across the U.S.