Excerpt: “HHS has failed to provide substantive guidance to states on how the money is to be used,” Grassley and Upton wrote in a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Excerpt: Continuation of unfair government competition in the commercial sector impedes creation of the kinds of private-sector jobs that have never been more crucial for generating opportunity and jumpstarting the American economy.
Excerpt: We believe that these communications show that AARP was working closely with the Obama administration to pass a bill widely understood to be a partisan endeavor despite your organization’s public claims to be nonpartisan and despite the opposition of your membership
Excerpt: The intent of this letter is to follow up on requests made to HHS earlier this year and on requests made more recently by governors and state Medicaid directors in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision – all of which have gone unanswered. The regulatory uncertainty has crippled states and health providers in their ability to plan for future Medicaid expansions or state ins
Excerpt: "In addition to the serious legal and compliance issues ultimately raised about the CPPW program, we have serious concerns about the integrity and effectiveness of spending in the program. The committee supports the need for preventive initiatives designed to improve health outcomes and reduce chronic disease.
Excerpt: “In its March 30, 2012 response to the Committee, Treasury asserted that ‘job creation is not a factor in the consideration process’ for applicants under the Section 1603 program and that Treasury ‘does not report on the number of jobs created by the program’ including, presumably, for the Thompson River Power LLC and Thermo No. 1 BE-01, LLC plants.