Vice President Joe Biden and Agriculture Department Secretary Tom Vilsack discussed Wednesday how the Recovery Act has helped rural health clinics.

The Recovery Act has invested $2 billion for community health centers, of which approximately $500 million is already out the door to health clinics across the nation to assist them in providing services to their communities.

Community health centers are at the heart of many of our rural communities, Biden said.

Sometimes, these clinics are the only health facilities for miles and miles. The Recovery Act's investment is crucial meeting the health and medical needs of millions of Americans.

Without access to quality and affordable health care, many rural communities like this one, would have trouble surviving, added Vilsack.

This support is essential if we are going to fully realize the Obama-Biden Administration's goal of rebuilding and revitalizing rural America.

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