Republicans Knock Health Exchange Grants Over TV Plugs

Law360, New York (September 28, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT) -- Republican lawmakers on Friday accused the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of playing fast and loose with nearly $2 billion in state insurance exchange grants, citing news reports that California has used HHS grants to get plugs for the health care law in hit TV shows.

Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich. and chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee, which oversees federal health programs, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa and ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, questioned whether the department was keeping enough oversight on...
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