Partnership connects affordable housing and health centers

01/15/2013 | Wall Street Journal, The

A public-private effort called Healthy Futures will provide $100 million in financing for federally qualified community centers to be built near affordable housing. The centers will provide access to primary-care health services. Supporters say the initiative was inspired by the Affordable Care Act, which expands health insurance through Medicaid coverage -- but expanded coverage alone won't help everyone get to a doctor. "Just providing insurance is not enough," said Jennifer Tolbert of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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