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$2.5 million in US funds heading to W.Va. clinics

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Sen. Jay Rockefeller says 27 community health centers in West Virginia are eligible for nearly $2.5 million in federal funding to help uninsured residents enroll in affordable health plans.

The West Virginia Democrat says the funding is part of the nation's health care reform law. He says the funding is intended to hire staff, train existing workers and hold educational events to help residents better understand coverage options and eligibility.

The funding is provided to the state to distribute to community health centers that apply for state-administered grants.

Rockefeller announced the funding on Tuesday