Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Stimulus Money On The Way


Lawmakers from Ohio said health centers in five cities will receive more than $6.3 million in federal stimulus funds to help provide care for low-income patients....
...Lawmakers said the funding will create an estimated 190 jobs in Ohio and help build and renovate facilities that serve many patients who have no health insurance.
Democratic Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy of Columbus said the funding comes at a critical time when health centers are serving more uninsured patients as job losses increase.

By creating jobs and helping people, the economy will move again. For every person earning a paycheck, that means he/she will be visiting grocery stores, shoe stores, and gas stations. One job can create and support many others.


* Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (OH-15th) is working to make certain that the funds from the stimulus package go to the right places. Congresswoman Kilroy's website:

Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy announced today that senior field representative Andi Clark will coordinate and monitor resources dedicated to central Ohio in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Constituents, businesses and organization looking for information on these resources can contact Clark at Kilroy’s district office in Columbus at (614)294-2196.....
......The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act includes the largest tax cut in American history and will save or create more than 16,000 jobs in central Ohio. The package addresses the immediate economic crisis by extending unemployment benefits and sharing the cost of health care with families paying through COBRA. President Obama announced that starting today recently unemployed Americans will begin to benefit from this part of the plan.....
.....The effort was endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce who congratulated Kilroy on her vote for the legislation that they say “will quickly put Americans back to work and stimulate long term growth.”

Kilroy is keeping her campaign promise to help people get back to work. Thanks Rep. Kilroy for your help. This is definitely a start in the right direction!

Note: The economic stimulus package did not receive one vote from Ohio Republicans in the U.S. House or the U.S. Senate.