Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Obama's community health centers

President Obama wants the federal government to start community health centers.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama has been vague about details of his healthcare reform efforts, but he provided a hint on Monday of one direction he could take -- community health centers.

As he announced the nominations of his two top health executives, Obama highlighted the allocation of $155 million to 126 community health centers as part of the $787 billion economic stimulus package.

"These health centers will expand access to care by helping people in need -- many with no health insurance -- obtain access to comprehensive primary and preventive health care services," Obama told a news conference. link

I think he should rethink this idea and partner with those in the private sector who are already opening community health centers. Currently, Wal-Mart and Walgreens are doing this.

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