CCH Freedom has pulled together a list of much of the health care spending in omnibus bill under consideration by Congress. The HHS Appropriations Act within the 1,603 page bill includes funding for Obamacare, plus much much more. The spending begins on page 834.
The District Court ruling on the legality of issuing Obamacare premium subsidies to federal exchange enrollees finds:
. . “An agency’s rule- making power is not ‘the power to make law,’ it is only the ‘power to adopt regulations to carry into effect the will of Congress as expressed by the statute.’' . . .
The court holds that the IRS Rule is arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion or otherwise not in accordance with law . . .
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) enacted comparative effective research, which is likely to lead to the rationing of healthcare services. In addition, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) embedded within the recovery act provides 27 billion dollars to implement the National Health Information Network and requires doctors to use interoperable electronic medical records or face financial penalties.