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An Obamacare opponent accepts ACA funds

  The Nation reported last week that many members of Congress who had come out publicly against the Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka Obamacare) either sought or happily accepted ACA funds for their districts — including Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge.

  The magazine said Cassidy "stood next to a 6-foot stack of papers he dubbed the "Obamacare Red Tape Tower of Regulations" at a press conference in May — but seven months before he had "posed for a different type of press event, standing with school administrators in Baton Rouge, scissors in hand, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for three school-based health centers. The ceremony was a celebration of a $500,000 grant authorized by the ACA to expand health clinics in area schools."

  Cassidy, who has announced he will challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu in 2014, is a doctor and an associate professor of medicine at Louisiana State University. Landrieu is criticized by Republicans because she voted for the ACA. — Kevin Allman

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