Healthcare Monstrosity Will Mean More Money for ACORN

It will be years before we know just how much of a crime Democrats are inflicting on this country with the Obama/Reid/Pelousy healthcare power grab. But a few details have already come to light. For example, the election-stealing, child prostitution-enabling criminal enterprise where Comrade Obama cut his teeth will be soaking up still more of our money:

[The astonishingly corrupt] Senator Roland Burris is claiming credit for a provision in Harry Reid’s “manager’s amendment,” unveiled Saturday morning, that could funnel money to ACORN through the health care bill.

From page 241 of Hairy Greed’s manager’s amendment (PDF):

In carrying out this subsection, the Secretary, acting through the Deputy Assistant Secretary, shall award grants, contracts, enter into memoranda of understanding, cooperative, interagency, intra-agency and other agreements with public and nonprofit private entities, agencies, as well as Departmental and Cabinet agencies and organizations, and with organizations that are indigenous human resource providers in communities of color to assure improved health status of racial and ethnic minorities, and shall develop measures to evaluate the effectiveness of activities aimed at reducing health disparities and supporting the local community. Such measures shall evaluate community outreach activities, language services, workforce cultural competence, and other areas as determined by the Secretary.

Yes, government-run healthcare will be race-based. Surprised? If you don’t like it, you’re a racist.

What does this have to do with Chairman Zero’s alma mater?

According to a Senate legislative aide, the scandal-plagued Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now could qualify for grants under this provision. ACORN would also qualify for funding on page 150 of the underlying Reid bill, which says that “community and consumer-focused nonprofit groups” may receive grants to “conduct public education activities to raise awareness of the availability of qualified health plans.”

But… but… I thought the O’Keefe/Giles videos had shamed Congress into cutting off the flow of our money into the coffers of this vile organization. Looks like I was wrong:

Earlier this year, Congress passed and the president signed into law a ban on federal funding for ACORN, but a judge ruled that that law was unconstitutional. If a higher court reverses that ruling, ACORN may be prohibited from receiving funds through the Office of Minority Health earmark. But according to the Senate legislative aide, ACORN would still “absolutely” qualify for federal funding through the provision in the underlying Reid bill because the anti-ACORN appropriations amendment would not apply to funds provided through the health care exchanges.

This bill is historic, all right. It will mark a turning point, where our liberal rulers establish that they can get away with absolutely anything. Soviet-style communism, here we come.

On a tip from Byron. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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