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Health Care Reform Act Funds Expand Services In Denver Public Schools

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School health center at Manuel High School. (credit: CBS)

School health center at Manuel High School. (credit: CBS)

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Affordable Care Act Updates: CBSDenver.com/ACA

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DENVER (CBS4)- Money from President Obama’s Health Care Reform Act will expand health care services in Denver Public Schools.

Denver Health Medical Center runs centers at 13 Denver schools, including Manuel High School.

The Affordable Care Act set aside $200 million to expand similar centers nationwide.

Five hundred thousand dollars will go toward building a fourteenth center at Place Bridge Academy.

“School-based heath clinics like the one here at manual are a lifeline for these children and all the children who struggle to get the care they need. All kids should be able to see a doctor and get health care when they need it,” said Colorado Childrens Campaign CEO Chris Watney.

The new center at Place Bridge Academy is expected to open in August 2012.

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