Despite Opposition, Texas Has Accepted Close to $100 Million in Affordable Care Act Grants

While Gov. Rick Perry and other state leaders have spent years fighting the Affordable Care Act, its healthcare exchanges, and the expansion of Medicaid, Texas has still received nearly $100 million in grants through the law, the Texas Tribune reports. The majority of those grants—25 of the 34 grants awarded since 2010—have already been spent or will expire at the end of this month.

The largest is a $21 million abstinence education program grant, which “provides medically accurate, evidence-based, abstinence-only curricula for first- through eighth-grade students and develops statewide resources for school districts, community organizations and parents.” Other grants include ones for combating chronic disease, HIV, and public health-threatening outbreaks.

See the whole list at the Texas Tribune‘s website.

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