About Me

My photo
This site is the inspiration of a former reporter/photographer for one of New England's largest daily newspapers and for various magazines. The intent is to direct readers to interesting political articles, and we urge you to visit the source sites. Any comments may be noted on site or directed to KarisChaf at gmail.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Obamacare price so far: $4.4b to set up state exchanges, $910m to California alone -- By Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner

At least something works in Obamacare — the check-writing.

The administration has spent $4.4 billion helping states set up their health insurance exchanges, more than half a billion in just the last four months. Topping the list is California with a whopping $910 million so far, and expected to spend over $1 billion in U.S. tax dollars.

The latest tally comes from Americans for Tax Reform and is taken from the spending map provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. It totaled $4.4 billion in federal tax dollars to states. Secrets did a previous review in July and found that the administration has spent $3.8 billion.

State-run health care websites have had better luck signing up new Obamacare members. The blundering federal website cost about $175 million so far, and it’s being totally redone to make it work.

 Secrets reported that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has provided several types of grants for states to hire workers, buy equipment and conduct surveys to determine how big a bureaucracy is needed to serve uninsured workers. The three key grants are planning grants, "Level 1 grants," and "Level 2 grants."

 (Click link below to read more)
READ MORE Sphere: Related Content

No comments:

Post a Comment