The Orange County Board of Supervisors has already said no to “Obamacare” funding once. Now it appears they may have another opportunity to turn away the new federal healthcare law.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provides a certain degree of funding for the county’s HIV Testing programs. Last year, they accepted $880,000 in federal grants. Now they may turn away some of the money as it comes from the ACA.
The all-republican board has vowed to turn down all money associated with the program.
From the Voice of the OC:
The Orange County Board of Supervisors get another chance to butt heads with the national healthcare reform law Tuesday when they consider changes to a federally financed AIDS services contract that could include money from the new law.
The board voted to accept an $880,528 state Department of Public Health grant last August to expand HIV testing. The grant was federally financed, and the county staff report stated about 7 percent or $4.3 million of the $60 million spent nationally on the programs came from the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, which is the official name of the law.
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