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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than $1.6 million in Affordable Care Act funding has been approved for three new community health centers in Oklahoma for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services.

The new health centers are projected to increase access to health care services for about 3,600 patients. Nationally, approximately $101 million was awarded to 164 new health center sites in 33 states and two U.S. territories to increase access to health care services for nearly 650,000 patients.

The funding that was announced Tuesday will add to the more than 550 new health center sites that have opened in the last four years nationwide as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

In Oklahoma, about 19 health centers operate more than 76 service delivery sites that provide care to almost 163,000 patients.

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