STAT+: Health care providers hope to cash in through Congress’ new earmark process

WASHINGTON — Earmarks are back, and so is the health care industry’s insatiable appetite to get a piece of them.

A decade ago, Republicans banned the congressional funding process that allowed lawmakers to request earmarks, or money for pet projects in their home districts. But with Democrats in charge of both chambers of Congress, the requests are being permitted again, with some caveats.

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STAT+: Health care providers hope to cash in through Congress’ new earmark process

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