Sen. Rips Into ACA Funding As He Drops Hold On CMS Chief

Law360, New York (May 7, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT) -- Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, on Tuesday dropped a hold blocking confirmation of a permanent leader of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, but not before firing several parting shots at the Obama administration over diversion of preventive care money for funding of health reform.

In prepared remarks delivered on the U.S. Senate floor, Harkin torched the U.S. Health and Human Services Department for pulling $330 million from the Prevention and Public Health Fund to educate consumers about the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges and...
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