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ID:

742

Date:

2015-07-06

Headline:

GOP Officials Publicly Denounce Bernie Sandersís Obamacare Expansion, Quietly Request Funding

Reporter's name:

Lee Fang

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The Intercept

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

At least half a dozen opponents and critics of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have sought funds for community health clinics funded by the ACA for their home states and districts, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), according to letters obtained via FOIA by The Interceptís Lee Fang.

Notes:

Fang used FOIA to obtain letters to the Department of Health and Human Services from Scalise, Cornyn, and Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), David Vitter (R-LA), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Pat Toomey (R-PA).

Keywords:

Affordable Care Act, ACA, community health clinics, healthcare, Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Department of Health and Human Services, HHS, Steve Scalise (R-LA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), David Vitter (R-LA), Rob Portman (R-OH), Pat Toomey (R-PA)

URL:

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/07/06/gop-senators-support-sanders-obamacare-expansion/


Agencies:

HHS

States:

DC
IL
LA
NH
OH
PA
TX

Categories:

health care


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