Should it come as a surprise that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) paid out $115,911,817,301 in stimulus funds, according to a recent report by Recovery.org?
The HHS’s biggest expenditure was $85,958,496,780 in state grants for Medicaid, reports the Washington Examiner’s Charlie Spiering. Other expenditures included multiple grants for income security, social services, and “research.”
The total of “funds paid out” by all federal agencies is $438,201,965,251.
Now if the HHS is already reporting expenditures of this size, what do you suppose its balance sheet will look like after the “Affordable Care Act” kicks into high gear?
Furthermore, is it a coincidence that the three agencies that paid out the most in stimulus funds are also connected to issues (i.e. healthcare, jobs and education) that are being redefined as “rights”?
Final thought: If the “Affordable Care Act” is not repealed (or, at the very least, retooled), the HHS will likely become the largest and most expensive federal agency in the U.S.