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Connecticut reaps the benefit of ObamaCare passage

$100 million for Dodd (and you know his vote was never in question):

A $100 million item for construction of a university hospital was inserted in the Senate health care bill at the request of Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., who faces a difficult re-election campaign, his office said Sunday night.

The legislation leaves it up to the Health and Human Services Department to decide where the money should be spent, although spokesman Bryan DeAngelis said Dodd hopes to claim it for the University of Connecticut.

The provision is included in a 383-page series of changes to the health care bill that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., outlined Saturday. Scattered throughout are numerous items sought by individual lawmakers, many of them directing money explicitly to programs or projects in their home states.

The one sought by Dodd provides $100 million for "a health care facility that provides research, inpatient tertiary care, or outpatient clinical services." It must be affiliated with an academic health center at a public research university in the United States "that contains a State's sole public academic medical and dental school."

I would love to hear more from those voices who cared so much about restoring integrity to government.

You know who you are.

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Comments (4)

Why didn't anyone else with... (Below threshold)
JustRuss IT1(SW) USN [retired]:

Why didn't anyone else withhold unanimous support to not read the amendment?

Bought and Paid for, every vote.

Anyone else think it's odd ... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:

Anyone else think it's odd that "Healthcare Reform" involves large quantities of Pork.

Pigs feeding at the TAXPAYE... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Pigs feeding at the TAXPAYER trough.

Be interesting to see how those medicare 'supplements' to various states holds up to the "equal protection" clause. Or are the Dems planning on rewriting that as well?

How many more 'benefits' ar... (Below threshold)

How many more 'benefits' are going to rear their heads once this is digested? Even if there are no more, it says a lot about the bill that it had to be voted on in the middle of the night, during Christmas week when most Americans are distracted and conservative talk show hosts starting vacations from the radio/TV, and that it took multiple payoffs to buy votes.

Since I think it is likely that this will get held up after conference, all we can hope is that American voters make the Senators that went against the wishes of the vast majority of Americans get punished for their actions.




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