By Associated Press - Saturday, September 13, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says 10 community health centers in Vermont will share $2.1 million in federal funding to expand health care services in rural areas.

The money will support 47 new full-time employees to care for nearly 12,000 new patients around Vermont.

The Vermont funding announced Friday is part of $295 million that’s being awarded nationally to 1,195 health centers.

Sanders say the funding was authorized by a provision of his in the Affordable Care Act.

He says he’s pleased that the funding will provide community health centers in Vermont and around the country with resources to improve access to primary medical, dental, mental health, and vision care as well as access to low-cost prescription drugs for millions of Americas.

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