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PHOENIX -- Four Arizona groups that work to promote health care are being awarded more than $2.1 million in total to help people buy health insurance in new federally run marketplaces that are set to open in October.

The awards announced Thursday by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (seh-BEEL'-yuhs) include $1.3 million for statewide outreach and enrollment efforts by the Arizona Association of Community Health Centers. The group is the state's primary care association. It advocates for the medically underserved and uninsured.

Others receiving grants include the Arizona Board of Regents, Greater Phoenix Urban League and Campesinos Sin Fronteras. All have programs serving minority or disadvantaged communities.

The money will pay for "navigators" who help people understand their health insurance options and enroll in health insurance plans.

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