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Health Care Final 02-18-10
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 Economic Recovery

10.1 Drinking Water Projects 100%DOH100% of ARRA drinking water funds have been committed to projects that either have started construction or have a contract in place to begin construction soon. Of the 21 projects, seven have begun or completed construction. Updated: 02-08-10.
10.2 - COBRA Subsidy 1035 HCAAs of December 2009, the HCA paid 65% of the COBRA premium for 1035 former employees and dependents of state agencies and educational institutions covered through Public Employees Benefit Board, a savings of over $1 million to former employees.
10.3 - Women, Infant, and Children 14853 DOH$837,945 recovery funds provided food for 14,853 Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding was 0.7 percent of the total funds WIC used to purchase food in June 2009. Funding was required to be spent by 9/30/09.
10.4 - Immunization Grants  $4.9 mDOHIn September 2009, federal funding was received for three separate grant opportunities under section 317 of the Public Health Service Act totaling over $4.9m. Vendor contracts needed to implement each grant are expected to be in place by January 2010.