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Paul Ryan Requested Funding from Obamacare, Letter Reveals

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Despite Paul Ryan's claims that he does not support the Affordable Health Care Act, and his declarations that he and Romney will repeal it if elected, a letter obtained by Lee Fang of The Nation proves Ryan requested a grant for Wisconsin in 2010 -- that was fully funded by Obamacare. 

The letter reveals that, in December of 2010, Ryan wrote the Department of Health and Human Services to support a grant request by the Kenosha Community Health Center. The grant would enable the building of a new facility in Racine, Wisconsin. 

This grant, called New Access Points, was funded by the Affordable Care Act for new and improved health care facilities. 

In the letter, Ryan wrote: “The proposed new facility, the Belle City Neighborhood Health Center, will serve both the preventative and comprehensive primary health care needs of thousands of new patients of all ages who are currently without health care. Please note that target area includes census tracks ranking amongst the poorest and most-medically underserved in the State of Wisconsin.”

It's also been discovered that Ryan requested stimulus funds for his district, although he had publicly criticized the package saying it was "not going to work." 

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