You might have heard me mention Koch Oil a time or two lately because the billionaire Koch brothers are funding the Tea Party to remake America for their own benefit.
Koch Oil was against health care reform before they
were for health care reform got in line with their hand out to benefit from health care reform. Before they took money to help cover health care expenses for employees who retire early, they spent millions fighting health care reform.
The contradictory practice of opposing the health care law while applying for its funding has been a common practice among states. For instance, at least 19 of the 22 states that are suing the federal government over health care reform have applied for the law’s rate review grants and some — like Utah — are actively working with HHS to ensure that the law meets their needs. Still, Koch’s efforts to cash in from a law they’re so vehemently opposing may be the most stark example thus far.