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La Red Health Center receives ACA funding for health center

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The US Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that they will give $483,333 in Affordable Care Act funding to La Red Health Center.

La Red has served a mix of immigrant and non-immigrant patients on a sliding scale basis in Georgetown since 2001. Like many rural areas, Sussex County has a high patient to doctor ratio.

With the Affordable Care Act funding, La Red plans to open a new health center in Milford. That new center is projected to increase access to health care services for nearly 1,440 patients in the first state.  

Nationally, approximately $101 million was awarded to 164 new health center sites in 33 states and two U.S. Territories.