GOP Faults Shift Of Funds To HealthCare.Gov From NIH And CDC

How much flexibility does the Department of Health and Human Services have to move funding around within its budget?i

How much flexibility does the Department of Health and Human Services have to move funding around within its budget?

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How much flexibility does the Department of Health and Human Services have to move funding around within its budget?

How much flexibility does the Department of Health and Human Services have to move funding around within its budget?

Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

House Republicans are questioning why the Obama administration transferred money last year from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to pay for the operation of the federal health insurance marketplace.

“Now it appears that we are robbing Peter to pay Paul in order to finance the disaster that is HealthCare.Gov,” said Rep. Jody Hice, a Republican congressman from suburban Atlanta.

Hice complained at a hearing Thursday that the Department of Health and Human Services shifted millions of dollars last

Article source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/03/03/390389276/gop-faults-shift-of-funds-to-healthcare-gov-from-nih-and-cdc?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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