Honorable Steve Kagen, M.D.

Wisconsin's former 8th District Representative

January 4, 2007 to December 22, 2010

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Kagen Applauds Recovery Act Funding for Affordable Health Care in Our Community

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Media Contact:
Jake Rubin 202.225.5665


March 27, 2009

Appleton, WI — Congressman Steve Kagen, M.D says keeping people healthy will make our economy healthy.  Kagen applauds the investment of funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in affordable health care in our community.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the release of $338 million to expand services offered at community health centers nationwide.

“We are now seeing the affects of the Recovery Act everywhere,” said Kagen.  “Health care is our nation’s greatest economic challenge and guaranteeing affordable will build a better future for all of us.”

Health care costs are the largest overhead expense for families, small businesses, and government at every level.

Dr. Kagen said, “We must make a significant down payment on health care reform to put ourselves on the path towards economic recovery.  When we reduce costs for health care, we will instantly keep more money in your own pockets, reduce taxes, and allow small businesses to create the jobs we need to work our way out of today’s recession.  With this funding from the Recovery Act for affordable health care in our communities, I am confident that we are on our way.”

Funds will go to the following community health centers in Northeast Wisconsin:

N.E.W. Community Clinic in Green Bay                      $126,947

Fox Cities Community Health Center in Menasha        $207,324

Northern Health Centers in Lakewood                        $144,837

Kagen will be at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King on Monday to announce funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for our veterans.


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