HHS Shifts Money to Pay for HealthCare.gov

In their latest attack on the Affordable Care Act, House Republicans question why the Obama administration transferred money last year from the National Institutes of Health and the CDC to pay for the operation of the federal health insurance marketplace.

In their latest attack on the Affordable Care Act, House Republicans question why the Obama administration transferred money last year from the National Institutes of Health and the CDC to pay for the operation of the federal health insurance marketplace.

“Now it appears that we are robbing Peter to pay Paul in order to finance the disaster that is HealthCare.gov,” said Rep Jody Hice, a Republican congressman from suburban Atlanta.

Rep Hice complained at a hearing last week that HHS shifted millions of dollars last year from those agencies to help pay the $1.4 billion cost of running the insurance marketplaces in 37 states, according to an HHS spending document.

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Source: Kaiser Health News