Auditor Says States May Not Be Using Obamacare Grant Money Properly

According to a story in The Hill (online, Apr. 29 – by Sarah Ferris) current federal rules say states can utilize Obamacare grants for expenditures in correlation with “design, development, and implementation” of the (web) sites engaged for purposes of obtaining health insurance.

But The Hill concurrently cites concerns by the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services that because some states are facing budgetary conundrums this year, they may  “pay for overhead costs instead.”

In Washington State, the Obamacare exchange is looking at a “funding shortfall” of $125 million. Therefore that marketplace might be tempted to employ some “$10 million in (Obamacare) establishment grant funds to support operations.”

Read more at The Hill