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GAO Examines Efforts To Raise Funds To Boost Health Law

The investigation examined the campaign by federal officials to raise money to spur health insurance enrollment, according to The New York Times.

The New York Times: Health Law Fund-Raising Is Detailed
The Government Accountability Office provided new details on Sunday of how the Obama administration raised money from outside organizations to promote enrollment in health insurance under the health care law. Republicans said such solicitations were meant to circumvent limits on government spending imposed by Congress. But in a report to Congress, the accountability office did not give a legal opinion on the propriety of the fund-raising. Administration officials said it was legal. Under federal law, they said, the secretary of health and human services can encourage support for nonprofits that promote public health (Pear, 4/20).

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