Healthcare
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Sun August 18, 2013

High Plains States: Obamacare Grant Recipients

Credit lerablog.org

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded a total of $67 million “navigator” grants to more than 100 organizations across the country recently reported the Kansas Health Institute.  “Navigators will be among the many resources available to help consumers understand their coverage options in the Marketplace,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius according to The Texas Tribune

The grants went to 105 entities in the 34 states in which the federal government will run the health insurance marketplace because the states have chosen not to run it themselves.  Colorado, along with 16 other states and the District of Columbia, has opted to create its own exchange.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid provided this grant award breakdown by state: 

Kansas

  • Advanced Patient Advocacy, LLC*  Anticipated grant amount: $195,556
  • Ascension Health*  Anticipated grant amount: $165,683
  • Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved  Anticipated grant amount: $524,846

Nebraska

  • Community Action of Nebraska, Inc.  Anticipated grant amount: $562,457
  • Ponca Tribe of Nebraska  Anticipated grant amount: $37,543

Oklahoma

  • Cardon Healthcare Network, LLC DBA Cardon Outreach*  Anticipated grant amount: $178,500
  • Oklahoma Community Health Centers, Inc.  Anticipated grant amount: $860,866
  • Little Dixie Community Action Agency, Inc.  Anticipated grant amount: $580,733

Texas

  • United Way of Metropolitan Tarrant County  Anticipated grant amount: $5,889,181
  • Migrant Health Promotion, Inc.  Anticipated grant amount: $589,750
  • National Hispanic Council on Aging*  Anticipated grant amount: $646,825
  • Change Happens  Anticipated grant amount: $785,000
  • United Way of El Paso County  Anticipated grant amount: $642,121
  • Southern United Neighborhoods*  Anticipated grant amount: $600,678
  • East Texas Behavioral Healthcare Network (ETBHN)  Anticipated grant amount: $1,337,520
  • National Urban League  Anticipated grant amount: $376,800

Note:  Recipients marked with an asterisk (*) are operating in more than one state. The anticipated grant amount listed in each case only applies to the amount going to that organization for that state’s specific operations