3 Iowa groups win grants for health law outreach

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Barack Obama’s administration is awarding grants to three Iowa organizations to help people sign up for insurance under the new health care law.

The government announced Thursday that just under $600,000 will be given to Iowa. The grants are going to Genesis Health System, Visiting Nurses of Iowa and Planned Parenthood of the Heartland. The organizations will provide outreach service around the state.

In all, the federal government is giving $67 million in grants to 105 organizations in states that are letting the federal government run their online insurance marketplaces.

Enrollment for the health law’s new coverage options starts Oct. 1, and benefits kick in Jan. 1.

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