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Tonko announces $213,700 in grants for community health centers

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Congressman Paul Tonko has announced $213,700 in grants for two community health centers in Albany and Schenectady.

The Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center in Albany and Schenectady Family Health Services received funding in the amount of $122,173 and $91,527, respectively. Grants were made possible through the Affordable Care Act to hire additional outreach and eligibility assistance workers to enroll uninsured Americans in new health coverage options also offered through the health care law.

"Already, the Affordable Care Act has offered essential protections to millions of children, students, seniors, families, and small business owners," said Tonko. "Capital Region community health centers have a tremendous record of delivering high-quality, primary care services that improve public health and lower the overall cost to patients. As health care reform continues to be implemented through 2014, we will only see more benefits to New Yorkers who rest at every level of our health care system."

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