Feds to give U. of Georgia $1.25 million to promote Obamacare

Educators will promote Obamacare in rural areas

Program will teach people how to enroll

Funds to come from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

The federal government is giving $1.25 million to the University of Georgia (UGA) to help promote President Obama's Affordable Care Act in rural areas of the state.

UGA will use the money to “coordinate outreach activities in 12 states,” according to a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) press release, titled “Rural areas gain assistance for enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplaces," which was published Sept. 20. 

According to the release, UGA will work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to “establish a network of educators” in those 12 states to teach people how to enroll in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.  

“Nearly one in five uninsured adults in the United States live in a rural area, and there is a great need to educate rural consumers about their insurance options under the Affordable Care Act,” Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said, according to the release. 

Funding will come from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

UGA did not respond to a request for comment from Campus Reform in time for publication. 

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