Congressman Clyburn Announces Affordable Care Act Funding

May 1, 2012 Issues: Appropriations

(Columbia, SC) – Sixth District Congressman and Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded more than $10 million in renovation and construction funds for six community health centers in South Carolina.  The announcement is part of a $728 million announcement of awards to expand health care services in underserved communities nationwide. 

The funding for the program comes from $9.5 billion Congressman Clyburn included in the Affordable Care Act to expand community health centers over five years. 

“Improving the capacity of community health centers will improve access to health care and create jobs in areas that are desperate need of both,” Congressman Clyburn said.  “I believe these centers provide the fundamental preventive care and treatment of chronic conditions that is vital to keeping communities strong and viable.” 

In South Carolina, six community health centers are among the 398 centers nationwide included in today’s funding announcement: 

 

Grant Recipient

City

Funding Awarded

Beaufort-Jasper Comprehensive Health Services Inc. 

Ridgeland

$500,000

Carolina Health Centers

Greenwood

$466,90

Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center, Inc.

Columbia

$187,781

Health Care Partners of South Carolina, Inc.

Conway

$3,897,866

HopeHealth, Inc.

Florence

$5,000,000

St. James-Santee Family Health Center, Inc.

McClellanville

$956,182

TOTAL

 

$10,542,385.00

In addition to this latest round of funding, HHS released a report today that says the health care law has already supported 190 construction and renovation projects at community health centers and the creation of 67 new health center sites across the country.  Over the next two years, HHS expects to fund 485 new health center construction and renovation projects and the creation of an additional 245 new sites.