The Obama administration announced $3.2 million in funding to help racial and ethnic minorities enroll in health coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Minority Health said Thursday they were giving 13 organizations — including community health centers and universities — grant awards that would enable them to expand outreach to uninsured minorities. The fall under the Partnership to Increase Coverage in Communities, an initiative devoted to increasing minority enrollment in health insurance.

Enrolling minorities in health coverage has been both a priority and a struggle for the administration. According to government statistics, two out of five Latinos and one out of four blacks are uninsured.

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