HHS Remains Vague About Obamacare Budget Details



Prior to the release of President Obama's budget this week, there was some speculation that it might shed light on the administration's opaque spending in support of Obamacare.

But the budget proposal for the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees the law, still leaves a number of questions unanswered.

Via Politico:

Forced to reveal more details under a provision tucked in this year's bipartisan budget deal, HHS declared Friday how it used Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' authority to move about $1.6 billion in departmental funds around last year — the cabinet secretary's version of looking for change under the couch cushions and hitting the jackpot.

But HHS didn't say exactly how it spent the money, and it didn't lay out the kind of detail Republicans sought.

In particular, the budget documents omitted details about the specific contracts for work on the federal exchange that misfired on launch last October. How much was spent, who got the money, and how much work is left to be done remain among the Obamacare questions that the White House won't answer