WASHINGTON (WAOK) – Uninsured Americans are getting help from the federal government to get health coverage. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is announcing new funding to help the uninsured to enroll in new health insurance coverage options. About 150 million dollars made available by President Obama’s national health plan will help community health centers to provide in-person enrollment assistance to the uninsured across the country. About 12-hundred health centers operate approximately nine thousand service delivery sites nationwide and serve about 21 million patients every year.
Sebelius says with the new funds, health center will be able to hire new staff, train current staff and do community outreach events. The centers will help consumers understand their coverage options, determine their eligibility and sign up for new affordable health insurance options.