• Local clinics receiving federal grant money


    Health care centers across the state are receiving more than $4 million in federal grant money to help hire workers to assist anyone who's uninsured apply for coverage under the new health care law.

     Nintey-one people are expected to fill those jobs in Washington State.

     Sea Mar Community Health Center in Seattle will receive about $665,000, and Country Doctor Community Clinic, also in Seattle, will receive more than $160,000.

     Community Health Care in Tacoma will collect more than $124,000.

     The National Taxpayers Union is criticizing the grants, which total more than $150 million nationwide.

     A spokesman told KIRO 7’s Washington, D.C., bureau that money should go to more essential services.

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