The Washington Times - November 7, 2013, 09:22AM

The Obama administration announced Thursday it is awarding $150 million under the new health care law to more than 230 health centers across the country, saying the funds will boost care for about 1.25 million patients.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said these health centers play a key role in caring for communities with high rates of uninsured residents and serve on the “front line” in promoting new benefits under Obamacare.

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“With new, affordable health insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act, community health centers are also key partners in helping uninsured residents sign up for health coverage — many of whom have been locked out of the health insurance market for years,” she said.

But many Americans on the individual market are having a hard time signing up for private insurance on Web portals tied to Obamacare, particularly the federal HealthCare.gov site that serves 36 states.

Several lawmakers have called for Mrs. Sebelius to resign over the problems, while the administration says the website will be working again by the end of the month.