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President Obama signs health & jobs initiatives

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Photo: Chuck Kennedy/White House — President Obama shakes hands with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today after signing three new initiatives to help community health centers.

 “… I’m pleased to announce that we’re awarding more than $500 million to 85 centers in more than 30 states and Puerto Rico that are providing critical care for so many folks with nowhere else to turn,” President Obama said today at the White House. “So taken together, these three initiatives –- funding for construction, technology, and a medical home demonstration –- they won’t just save money over the long term and create more jobs, they’re also going to give more people the peace of mind of knowing that health care will be there for them and their families when they need it.”

For more on the plans for this stimulus money, here’s the full text of the president’s remarks from the White House website.

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