Part of the Affordable Care Act calls for big investments in community health care centers to increase access to primary health care services. The health care law calls for a total investment of $11 billion over a five-year period “for the operation, expansion, and construction of health centers” throughout the country.
Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced that $35.7 million in Affordable Care Act funding will go to 147 health centers in 44 states.
The funding will support 21 new construction projects and 126 renovation projects.
Seven of those health centers are in Michigan. These seven centers will split close to $1.7 million to support construction and facility improvements.
Here’s the list of health centers receiving funding: