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Fenty Doles Out $51 Million in Health Funds

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Department of Health Director (DOH) Pierre N.D. Vigilance doled out $51 million to bolster primary and emergency care in the District today.

The grants were issued based on the Rand report, issued in June, and is based on money from the city's tobacco settlement.

The recipients:

DC Primary Care Association (DCPCA), which will receive $29,755,000 to support four primary care development projects in Wards 2, 4 and 8 that will provide 100,000 more primary care visits.

Washington Hospital Center will receive $10 million for the ER One project, which increases emergency care for peak patient flow during daily surge and in the event of a mass casualty incident;

$11 million dollars will be awarded to United Medical Center (UMC) to establish a pediatric emergency department east of the Anacostia River through a partnership with Children's National Medical Center (CNMC).

"For too long, many segments of the District have gone without much-needed access to primary care and timely emergency care," Fenty said. "With this announcement, we begin the targeted investment of millions of dollars to ensure that all residents of the District have adequate access to quality health care services."



By Marcia Davis  |  December 10, 2008; 12:23 PM ET
Categories:  Mayor Fenty  
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RE: Fenty Doles Out $51 Million in Health Funds
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Translation: D.C. to spend ANOTHER $51 million on poor people w/o coverage and JOBS no doubt, ay?!?!?!

Is there ANY $$$$ left from the Bailout Fund?!?!?!?!

Posted by: Bigrcube | December 10, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Cities and states sued the tobacco companies to recover the cost of medical care for smokers. Now they have the money and it does not appear that they are spending it on treating smokers. That's what the money was for that was the basis of their suite. I certainly hope the tobacco companies file papers in Fed. court to stop this. As far as I'm concerned the tobacco companies shouldn't be held accountable for smoker’s health and the cities and states that received cash settlements should only be allowed to use the funds to treat smokers.

Posted by: askgees | December 10, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

RE: Fenty Doles Out $51 Million in Health Funds
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Translation: D.C. to spend ANOTHER $51 million on poor people w/o coverage and JOBS no doubt, ay?!?!?!

Is there ANY $$$$ left from the Bailout Fund?!?!?!?!


This has nothing to do with the bail out. It's about the law suite against the tobacco companies.

Posted by: askgees | December 10, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

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