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Clinics awarded grants to help uninsured, underinsured

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Nearly four dozen clinics will share $860,500 through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's Strengthening the Safety Net program. Blue Cross says the funding will help the clinics provide free or low-cost medical, dental and mental health care services to uninsured and underinsured Michigan residents. The funding also pays for substance use disorder treatment. Grants of up to $25,000 each were awarded to 17 clinics. Another 30 clinics were awarded up to $15,000 each. Recipients expect to provide care to more than 60,000 people this year. Health care organizations offering primary care services also received more than $190,000 in matched funding through the program.