CONGRESSMAN BOB FILNER APPLAUDS $1.4 MILLION IN AWARDS FOR LOCAL SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS

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July, 16, 2011 (Washington, DC) – Congressman Bob Filner applauded the announcement of more than $1.4 million for San Diego area school-based health centers.  The Department of Health and Human Services, along with the Department of Education, today. The announced awards went to Family Health Centers of San Diego, Inc. $500,000; La Maestra Family Clinic was awarded $406,733; and the National City based Operation Samahan, Inc. was awarded $493,885.

 
 
 
 
 
“Our students cannot excel in school if their health-care needs aren’t being met,” said Congressman Filner. “We cannot expect students with untreated health problems to be able to concentrate in class. These funds will go a long way to help students meet their potential.”
 
The funds were allocated by the Department of Health and Human Services through the Affordable Care Act which authorized $200 million through 2013 for the School-Based Health Center Capital Program. Applicants can be either a school-based health center or a sponsoring facility of a school-based health center.  The funds announced today are the first in a series of awards that will be made available.
 

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I thought Obama Care was going to take care of all our health needs?
"In a higher phase of communist society, after the enslaving subordination of the individual to the division of labor, and therewith also the antithesis between mental and physical labor, has vanished; after labor has become not only a means of life but life's prime want; after the productive forces have also increased with the all-around development of the individual, and all the springs of co-operative wealth flow more abundantly—only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be crossed in its entirety and society inscribe on its banners: From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs!" No, not a Filner or Obama quote. Karl Marx, 1875, his Code of Nature!