- Associated Press - Monday, May 11, 2015

MIAMI (AP) - The Obama administration is spending $5 million to fund 10 new community health centers in Florida.

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced the new funding, saying the centers would serve some 46,160 patients. Nationally, approximately $101 million was awarded to 164 new health center sites across the U.S.

One of the cornerstones of President Obama’s health law is not only getting more people insured, but connecting them with primary care so they don’t end up in the emergency room when they are more expensive to treat.

The centers have also helped people sign up for insurance. Burwell said health centers assisted nearly 544,000 Floridians in their efforts to become insured.

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