The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provided $87 billion to states to support their Medicaid programs. However, early reports indicate that instead of using the stimulus funds to supplement state Medicaid spending to protect medical services and healthcare service jobs, some states are effectively diverting Medicaid stimulus funds for non-healthcare related purposes.
With Countrywide-originated loans serving as fuel and Government-Sponsored Enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac acting as a furnace, the alliance of the companies created an enormous fire that eventually consumed the American economy.
The National Parks Conservation Association’s influence is on the rise. As the chief outside advocate for the National Park Service, the Association wield considerable clout in the appropriations process.