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The Buzz on Health Reform and Health Centers

By Yvette Crenshaw

It has been a very busy week with the passage and signing of the landmark health reform law and most people are convinced that the work has just started. The new law, which provides $11 billion for health centers is drawing substantial media interest, as the general public tries digest it all and figure out what this all really means for America’s health care system.

Please check out the some of the latest headlines:

Downriver Community Services  is preparing to open its third site in Port Huron, Michigan.

Local reporters get insight on the health care vote at the William F. Ryan Community Health Center in New York City.

The Wall Street Journal suggests that health centers may be the source of primary care in the future.

Dana Hughes, Communications Manager for the Michigan Primary Care Association submits a letter to the Editor of the Lansing State Journal thanking Michigan Reps. that voted for Health Reform.

NACHC Senior Vice President, Dan Hawkins is quoted in this Scripps News article about new health care systems.

In Pittsburgh Kansas, the Executive Director of Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas gives her opinion on the health reform bill.

The Executive Director of Cherry Street Health Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan expects to double its services due to health reform.