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Updated Aug 23, 2013 - 1:57 pm

Arizona health centers get $2.3M to enroll uninsured

PHOENIX — Arizona health centers are receiving $2.3 million to help
patients find insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
announced the funds for 17 health centers across the state during a visit to
Phoenix on Wednesday.

The health centers treated more than 420,000 patients last year at 140 sites.
Nearly 30 percent of the patients had no insurance.

The centers are expected to hire 45 workers to help patients learn about
their insurance options. They include buying private insurance through the
Health Insurance Marketplace and determining if a patient or their family
qualifies for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program known as CHIP.

Arizona chose to let the federal government run its health insurance
marketplace.

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