Government Health & Environment

Asst Secretary Koh Visits North End Health Center

northendhealthcenterDr. Howard Koh, assistant secretary of health for Health and Human Services, visited the North End Community Health Center on Hanover St. this week. The visit is part of a campaign to increase awareness and spending on such centers as part of the rollout toward universal health care.

The Boston Herald reports,

“The red-brick tenements that once housed multigenerational Italian families now mostly shelter single professionals, but the health center designed with neighborhood folks in mind is still bustling.

Almost 10 years after President George W. Bush began to triple federal spending on community health centers – to $4 billion in 2008 from $1.34 billion eight years earlier – the Obama administration is pouring another $13 billion into them this year.”

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