Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to announce Fountain Clinic grant to help the uninsured and underinsured in Calhoun County

Oct. 21, 2013

What:    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) and state and local community leaders will announce a health care grant for Fountain Clinic aimed at helping underinsured and uninsured families in Calhoun County gain access to care.
     
When:   Monday, Oct. 21, at 9:30 a.m.
     
Where:   Fountain Clinic
    111 N. Jefferson
    Marshall, MI 49608
     
Who:   Below is a list of attendees that will be speaking and available for media interviews and photos at the event:
   
  • Mary Jo Byrne, executive director, Fountain Clinic 
  • Kim Kratz, senior health care analyst, BCBSM
  • BJ Puchala, senior community liaison, BCBSM
  • House Speaker Jase Bolger, R-Marshall
  • State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek
     
Why:   Fountain Clinic provides a wide range of services to the uninsured in Calhoun County – primary, dental and behavioral health care, as well as pharmaceutical assistance and referrals to specialty care to more than 5,000 patients each year, serving the 20,000 uninsured residents in Calhoun County.
     
    As part of its commitment to increasing access to quality health care services and improving the health status of all Michigan residents, BCBSM supports locally operated, nonprofit clinics that provide health care to the most vulnerable – the uninsured and underinsured.
     
    The Fountain Clinic Grant is part of more than $1 million in grants BCBSM is providing to safety net clinics across Michigan in 2013 to help more uninsured people get treatment and care. BCBSM has given more than $9 million to the state’s safety net since 2005. This year, grants to more than 50 safety net clinics across the state could be used for operations, navigation assistance to help individuals with enrollment under the Affordable Care Actor dental care.
     

 

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