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Health Care: Special Deals Abound

The most intriguing mystery of the Senate’s health bill was on page 328 of the final package of amendments assembled by Majority Leader Harry Reid , D-Nev., under a subject heading innocuously titled “infrastructure to expand access to care.”

It is a provision that grants $100 million to a single unnamed “health care facility,” located in an unidentified state. The only clues to the beneficiary: The facility must be affiliated with an academic health center that houses the only public dental and medical school in the state.

Sen. Christopher J. Dodd , D-Conn., requested the provision, hoping that the University of Connecticut would win the money, a spokesman confirmed. But at least 11 other institutions nationwide seem to fit the criteria and could also apply for the grant.


December 21, 2009 - Posted by | Federal Government, healthcare | ,

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