Washington, DC – As National Health Center Week continues, U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) announced today that Horizon Health Center Inc. will receive a $216,667 federal grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to open a new health center in Huron. The funds are made available through the Affordable Care Act, which Johnson strongly supported.
“Health centers make it easier for residents to access more affordable and quality health care in their local community,” Johnson said. “I am glad that Horizon Health Center has received this important funding from the health care reform legislation to open a new center in Huron.”
The Affordable Care Act established the Community Health Center Fund that provides $11 billion over 5 years for the operation, expansion and construction of health centers throughout the nation. This week a total of $28.8 million was awarded to 67 different health centers, including Horizon Health Center, to establish these centers and provide comprehensive primary and preventive health care services.
As a member of the bipartisan Senate Rural Health Caucus, Johnson has continually pushed for improvements to these critical health care programs, which can provide stability for the rural areas of our state. The Rural Health Caucus has a strong history of working across the aisle for the benefit of rural health care providers and their patients.
For more information on Senator Tim Johnson visit his website at http://johnson.senate.gov.