*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***
CARDIN TO VISIT BALTIMORE FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTER TO DISCUSS
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND UPCOMING EXCHANGES
, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) will visit the Baltimore Medical System’s newHighlandtown Healthy Living Center to tour the facility and discuss how implementation of the Affordable Care Act will increase the capacity and use of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in Maryland and nationwide.
“Community health centers are the backbone to providing quality health care for almost 300,000 Marylanders,” said Senator Cardin, who is a long-time supporter of increased funding for community health centers.” Earlier this year, Senator Cardin joined Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to announce new funds to help more uninsured Marylanders enroll in affordable health insurance coverage made available by the Affordable Care Act. In Maryland an estimated $1.7 million being made available to support 16 federally qualified community health centers (FQHCs) and expand their ability to hire staff and enroll people in affordable health plans.
WHAT: Roundtable with Senator Ben Cardin to discuss FQHCs and implementation of the Affordable Care Act
WHERE: Highlandtown Healthy Living Center
3700 Fleet Street, Baltimore, MD