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To promote healthy lifestyles among minorities and low-income residents in the area surrounding the nation’s capital, the Obama administration has doled out nearly $2 million to, among other things, make fruits and vegetables available at work.
Compliments of Obamacare, the cash went to the municipal government of Washington D.C., according to a conservative news outlet that cites numbers from the federal agency—Centers for Disease Control (CDC)—that awards the money. The goal, according to the CDC, is to target “approximately 445,000 residents living in the District of Columbia, focusing on racial/ethnic minority, low-income, medically underserved and disabled communities.”
Officially it’s called a federal Community Transformation Grant and the feds are promoting the cash give-away as a worthy investment, under the president’s new healthcare overhaul, in community health. The money is also supposed to help implement environmental and infrastructure improvements to increase physical activity opportunities, reduce weight and tobacco use, improve nutrition and chronic disease outcomes. D.C. got $1.8 million and other cities around the nation have received tens of millions more to implement similar initiatives.
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