Governor Wants More Money for Health Centers
NEW: Blunt calls for more money for health centers
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Governor Blunt is asking lawmakers to
spend more money on nonprofit community health centers.
The health centers serve the uninsured and the under-insured.
Blunt says they are an important part of the state's health care
He outlined a plan today that would spend 700-thousand dollars
to expand existing centers in Hannibal and Linn, and to open
satellite offices in Butler and Ripley counties in southeast
The increase would put state spending on the health centers at
eight-point-seven (m) million dollars.