Rep. Murphy Announces Nearly $2 Million for Community Health Centers in Central Florida
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WASHINGTON, March 27 -- Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Florida, issued the following news release:
U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., announced that True Health and their network of community health clinics in central Florida will receive $1,733,628 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to serve low-income patients and those without health insurance during the coronavirus outbreak and beyond. An additional $126,389 was awarded to True Health by HHS this week as a result of bipartisan legislation championed by Murphy and signed into law to help health care providers have the resources they need to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
"This federal funding will help True Health boost their operations as they ramp up to care for new patients as a result of the coronavirus outbreak," said Murphy. "Community health centers put public health first and treat patients regardless of income level or insurance coverage, and I'm proud these funds are coming to central Florida during this critical time. I'll keep working to ensure central Florida has the resources we need to keep our families safe and healthy."
"True Health's mission is to provide high-quality, comprehensive healthcare at a reasonable cost to everyone. The funding received helps ensure more than 40,000 patients served yearly have access to essential health services," said Latrice Stewart, True Health CEO.
The federal government provides significant funding to support our nation's 1,400 community health centers, which operate over 10,000 delivery sites across the country and serve 1 in 13 Americans. True Health has been a pillar in the Central Florida community for over 42 years. We serve nearly 45,000 patients a year, which include low-income, uninsured, and underinsured individuals. Many are elderly, and we do not turn any patient away, regardless of their ability to pay.