WAILUKU - The Malama I Ke Ola Health Center has received nearly $4.6 million as part of more than $10 million awarded to three Hawaii health centers under the Affordable Care Act, according to an announcement from Hawaii's congressional delegation.
Other facilities receiving funding include the West Hawaii Community Health Center in Kailua-Kona, $5 million, and the Bay Clinic in Hilo, $500,000. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said the funds are expected to help about 9,000 new patients. The Affordable Care Act is the health care reform law signed by President Barack Obama in 2010.
The law provides $9.5 billion to expand services at community centers over five years. The law also provides $1.5 billion to support major construction and renovation projects at community health centers.
The Wailuku clinic was formerly called the Community Clinic of Maui. It is located in Wailuku at the former Ooka Super Market site.