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ID:

600

Date:

2010-12-08

Headline:

Exclusive: New GOP Appropriation Chair Secretly Lobbied For Health Reform Money He Called ‘Socialistic’

Reporter's name:

Lee Fang

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

ThinkProgress

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

ThinkProgress.org used the Freedom of Information Act to reveal that Rep. Harold ("Hal") Rogers (R-Ky.), who had complained that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) was "socialistic" and a "monstrosity," subsequently sought funding under that very law for a Nurse Managed Health Clinics grant (average value: $1.5 million) in his district.

Keywords:

Harold Rogers, Hal Rogers, House Appropriations Committee, health reform, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, PPACA, Department of Health and Human Services, HHS, Health Resources and Services Administration, Nurse Managed Health Clinics, grant, John Ensign, Chuck Grassley

Impact:

Despite Rogers' lobbying, HHS did not award his home-district clinic a grant.

URL:

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2010/12/08/133838/rogers-wants-monstrosity-money/


Agencies:

HHS

States:

KY

Categories:

health care
lobbying


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