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Bingaman: New Mexico Will Benefit from Health Care Investment

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Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman said today that New Mexico will receive significant funding to improve health care delivery, as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

The Ben Archer Health Center in southern New Mexico was awarded $1.27 million to implement an innovative home visitation program for New Mexicans who have chronic diseases or are homebound. Some of the funding will be used to train health care workers.

New Mexico will also share in multi-state grants for the following: $19.7 million to Innovative Oncology Business Solutions, Inc., which will use the funding to test a medical home model of care for patients with breast, lung or colorectal cancer; and $9 million for the Feinstein Institute for Medicare Research, which will use the funding to develop a workforce capable of delivering effective medical treatment to patients with schizophrenia.

"The Affordable Care Act isn't only about extending health care coverage to Americans who don't already have insurance. The law is also focused on improving the quality of care offered to Americans in a more cost-effective way," Bingaman said. "This investment in our state will lead to improved health care access to New Mexicans."

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