NH health centers get money to help uninsured

New Hampshire community health centers get $770,000 to help clients navigate insurance options

Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's 10 community health centers will get nearly $770,000 to help uninsured people sign up for coverage under the federal health care overhaul law.

The money, announced by the Obama administration Thursday, addresses concerns from Congress and advocacy groups that many consumers will have a hard time navigating the health coverage options available to them next year as a mix of government programs and tax credits for private insurance kicks in.

New Hampshire's community health centers serve more than 67,000 patients, many of them without health insurance. They can use the money to hire new staff, train existing staff and conduct community outreach events to help consumers understand their coverage options.

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