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Mikulski Makes Pitch To See Local Funds Restored

April 25th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

U.S. Senator Barbara  Mikulski , Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Friday at a hearing of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriations Committee, has called on U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell to protect access to critical federal grant funding for Allegany County to support access to quality, affordable health care for Western Maryland families. The Senator’s request follows up on a letter she sent in February to Secretary Burwell after the federal government re-designated Allegany County as no longer being a rural community, prohibiting the County from being eligible to receive federal rural health grant funding targeted to rural communities across the county. Mikulski brought the issue to the attention of the secretary and asked her specically to get involved and to  find some a solution

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