The US Department of Health and Human Services just recently granted $727 million for 143 community health centers across the nation. This comes from the Affordable Care Act. In Massachusetts, where it really all started with their own health coverage law in 2006, eight centers received $43 million. These places cover patients who make up to 300 percent of the poverty line. The article in the Boston Globe states that the "new aid follows a round of economic stimulus funding that was awarded health centers last December, including eight in Massachusetts that shared $80 million to upgrade buildings and technology." I support some manner where everybody has access to affordable health insurance and health care. But as the article states, one center is getting 400 to 500 new patients and month. Someone has to pay for it and within 10 months only a handful of community centers in Massachusetts has already needed$123 million. Can you hear that sucking sound?