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21 States Suing Over Health Reform Accept Its Funding, Including Perry’s Texas

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"21 States Suing Over Health Reform Accept Its Funding, Including Perry’s Texas"

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Today, the Department on Health and Human Services announced that it would be awarding $103 million in grants under the Community Transformation Grants program created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The initiative is designed to “help states and communities tackle the root causes of chronic disease such as smoking, poor diet and lack of physical activity.” Community centers in 36 states applied for and received the funding, including 21 states that are challenging the constitutionality of the health reform law. Rick Perry’s Texas, for instance, received $11,526,158, while communities in Bob McDonnell’s Virginia will benefit from $499,559 in funding.

Karl Singer

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