Increasing Access to Health Care for People Across the Country
- Milestone: 200 Days
- Milestone: 100 Days
(Learn more on the Department of Health and Human Services' website.)
In the Next 100 Days: Enable 1,129 Health Centers in 50 States and Eight Territories to Provide Expanded Service to Approximately 300,000 Patients
Why? As the cost of health care goes up and more people are losing coverage or even worse, losing their jobs, a growing number of people are turning to government sponsored health care for themselves and their families.
Over the next 100 days of the Recovery Act, ARRA funds will help to bring more doctors, nurses and facilities to rural and urban communities. The funds will also help to create and retain jobs in these communities.
Expanding access to healthcare nationwide will be aided by increases in grants, which will provide a variety of services including mental health, substance abuse and oral health treatment. ARRA funds will go to support health center efforts to improve access to quality, comprehensive, and affordable primary and preventive care for medically underserved people in every part of this country.
THE RECOVERY BILL
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is a strategic and significant investment in our country’s future. The Act will save and create jobs immediately while also laying the foundation for a robust and sustainable 21st century economy by modernizing our health care, improving our schools, modernizing our infrastructure, and investing in the clean energy technologies of the future.