Governor Wants More Money for Health Centers

1 decade 3 years 4 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News

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

system.

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

Missouri.

The increase would put state spending on the health centers at

eight-point-seven (m) million dollars.

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