Federal health care law part of conference keynote

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Initiatives by U.S. Health and Human Services to reduce health disparities under the Affordable Care Act will be detailed in a keynote speech during the Blacks in Government national training conference in Detroit.

HHS Region V director Kenneth Munson also will talk about health and black men Wednesday morning at Cobo Center.

Officials say about 3.8 million blacks who would otherwise be uninsured will gain coverage by 2016 under the Affordable Care Act.

Munson later will discuss how the law benefits health centers during a visit to Bowman Community Health in Detroit.

Michigan has received about $70 million to create new health center sites in underserved communities. The funding also allows health centers to increase the number of patients they see and add preventive and primary health care services.

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