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Even More Stimulus News for the Alamo City

By April 9, 2009

I have been blogging quite a bit lately about what the economic stimulus plan means for San Antonio. Most of it has to do with jobs or economic development, but this time it is just a little bit different.

Two low-income health clinics in town are going to receive funds as part of the stimulus bill.

Both El Centro Del Barrio and Barrio Comprehensive Family Health will receive funds that total nearly two million dollars. $1.1 million will go to El Centro and just under $750k will go to Barrio Comprehensive. Clinics like this help ease the backlog at emergency rooms and the high cost of reactionary care due to the fact that they allow for preventative care and basic services that don't need a visit to the emergency room to solve.

With the extraordinarily high cost of health care, this money may not last long but any bit counts in this economy, where any services that cater to low-income customers are feeling the pinch more than others.


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