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Funds to help Virginia centers with insurance enrollment

Published On: May 10 2013 04:28:35 AM CDT
Updated On: May 10 2013 12:57:41 PM CDT
RICHMOND, Va. -

More than $2.5 million in federal funds is being made available to help Virginia health centers enroll uninsured individuals into health insurance coverage.      

The federal health officials said funding of about $150 million nationwide will expand efforts of community health centers to provide in-person help to enroll in Affordable Care Act coverage.     

Officials say the funds will allow health centers to hire new staff, train existing staff, and conduct community outreach events and other educational activities.     

Health centers will help consumers understand their coverage options, determine their eligibility, and enroll in new affordable health insurance options.