Everyone complains about waste and fraud when it comes to federal spending, but this past week the government did something that could actually save us money – while making our neighbors healthier.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently awarded 16 of Florida’s Community Health Centers a total of $4.6 million in one-time supplemental funding for oral health. These 16 health center organizations serve citizens up and down Florida, from South Florida (Miami) to the Panhandle (Pensacola), as well as Central and Southwest Florida and Tampa Bay.
Florida’s Community Health Centers are an investment that actually pays dividends, both in terms of health care and dollars. From 500 locations around the state, they provide health care to over 1.4 million Floridians who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford it.