Government offers grants for health care savings
November 14th, 2011
12:34 PM ET
11 years ago

Government offers grants for health care savings

Washington (CNN) - A new government program announced Monday will award up to $1 billion in grants for creative ideas to save money on health care.

Called the Health Care Innovation Challenge, the program funded by the health care reform bill passed in 2010 will focus on projects that can quickly hire and train workers, said a statement from the Department of Health and Human Services.


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  1. Rick McDaniel

    More totally wasteful spending. Oabma really is, deliberately, trying to bankrupt this country.

    November 14, 2011 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  2. Democrat Party - leftist "progressive" socialist communist losers hellbent on destroying the USA

    What a complete joke! So we will waste $1 BILLION to try and save money??? Most non-government infested businessses do this FOR NOTHING in order to increase their profits.

    Just sounds like another Solyndra opportunity for people to get government money. Enough of this NONSENSE! We have to borrow this money from China and pay interest on it for decades!!

    November 14, 2011 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  3. Keith in Austin

    Typical Obama Liberal spending again. Let's spend a billion dollars to hopefully generate some ideas to prop up a ridiculous Health Care law while the most brilliant minds representing the Private Sector have already recommended them for free. Another political stunt paid for by the taxpayers! Sickening!

    November 14, 2011 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    "More totally wasteful spending"

    More evidence that GOPers/Teatrolls don't even read the article. Sorry, but you don't get to count it twice: it's included in the ACA, the spending set forth therein you were ALREADY complaining about, so it's not "more." Pay attention, junior.

    November 14, 2011 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  5. Wes Monroe

    Sooner or later Obama (or the tax payers) has to run out of money it's just a matter of time.

    November 14, 2011 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    "So we will waste $1 BILLION to try and save money??? Most non-government infested businessses do this FOR NOTHING in order to increase their profits."

    Thank you for entirely missing the point. It's not $1B spent to "save money." It's $1B spent to find ways to bring the prices down. Most "non-government infested" (whatever randian wet dream that is suppose to invoke) businesses don't do that: they spend money to find ways to increase their prices.

    November 14, 2011 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  7. diridi

    much better than Iraq war money and Trickle down theory...o.k...

    November 14, 2011 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  8. Frank Simms

    That's why there is something called an incentive. You give something to encourage even bigger savings. Where did you go to school? Never mind, let me guess the Fox News school for ignorance?

    November 14, 2011 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    Those who would call this wasteful spending should not throw stones at the idea. Wasteful spending was what Bush-43 did when he created an entire arm of the insurance industry dedicated to being the middlemen between federal welfare spending and the actual health care providers.

    They created a permanent industrial insurance complex with people pulling down 6, 7 and 8 figure salaries. The only way to fix is is to destroy it.

    November 14, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  10. Donkey Party

    Typical, two of the biggest goons on the Ticker nearly broke their necks (we wish) running back down the stairs to mommy's basement so they could post their hot garbage here. Don't you losers have a job? Oh that's right, there are laws against allowing pre-teens to work.

    November 14, 2011 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  11. Denise

    Here's one. Abolish the "for profit" insurance companies. You cannot honestly represent the patient's best interests and have to turn around and report profits to the shareholders. They have made a mockery of our health care – and while they are bringing in annual profits – the same companies pretend to wring their hands and be distraught about the rising costs. Health care was NEVER this complicated. It duplicative, micro-managed, often void of common sense, all in response to health care insurance requirements. Talk about nuts.

    November 14, 2011 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  12. The Greedy Old Pigs have lost their minds!

    "Oabma really is, deliberately, trying to bankrupt this country."

    It's pretty amazing that you can read the President's mind, rick. And since I doubt you really can, it's pretty incredible that you nevertheless seem to believe President Obama gets up every morning and thinks to himself "Hmmm, what else can I do to bankrupt America today?" Do you even understand how delusional you sound? Are you also aware that your distorted thought process is a diagnostic indicator of clinical depression? Seek help, young man.

    November 14, 2011 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |