U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today made the following statement after U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that Wayne County, Covenant Community Care, Inc, and the Wellness Plan Medical Centers will receive support to create three new community health centers in Southeast Michigan.
"Hundreds of thousands of Michigan families are able to see a family doctor and receive basic medical services through 32 community health centers across the state. Without these health centers, many patients would go without care or be forced to turn to the emergency room, which is a much greater cost for communities. These new centers are especially important in difficult economic times, and will help families in communities across Southeast Michigan have access to the quality care they need."
Senator Stabenow had led the effort to boost support for Community Health Centers, which has resulted in the creation of 16 new centers across Michigan since 2001.