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White House Celebrates Health Center Expansion

The Bush Administration touts health center expansion as a major feather in its cap. This week the Department of Health and Human Services heralded the completion of the President’s health center initiative. “People served by health centers are among the most vulnerable in America,” said Secretary Leavitt in a press release issued last week. “By extending care to communities where none existed before, we are strengthening the nation’s health care safety net for those with nowhere to turn.”  President Bush was also on point as he delivered praise of the health center mission just as fights over next year’s budget reach a boiling point on Capitol Hill. During a visit to One World Community Health Center in Omaha, NE, the President touted the accomplishments of the federal Health Centers program, and committed to “working with Congress to continue to expand the reach of these important facilities.” More on the President’s remarks here.