De-Targeting the Stimulus: States Diverting Medicaid Funds Away from Helping Poor, Protecting Healthcare Jobs

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The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform investigated how states intended to spend funds provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) intended to supplement state Medicaid funding. The report details a loophole in the bill that allows states to use the federal funds intended for healthcare spending for whatever projects they chose without obligation to adhere to transparency or accountability rules.
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