HHS spending like there's no tomorrow on Obamacare

They may be right. SCOTUS may rule as early as Monday on the constitutionality of the mandate and the entire legislation. Politico: Conservatives wanted the White House to stop spending on the health care law until the Supreme Court rules on whether it's constitutional. But the administration has forged ahead, spending at least $2.7 billion since oral arguments in the case ended on March 28. That's more than double the amount that was handed out in the three-month period leading up to the arguments, according to a POLITICO review of funding announcements from the Department of Health and Human Services. While much - if not all - of this funding was in the pipeline well before March, the timeline for handing out specific funds is not set in stone, which gives the agency leeway over the kinds of dollars it has been handing out. (Also on POLITICO: States set to move on Medicaid) And the stakes have increased...(Read Full Post)