On December 10, 2010, Ryan penned a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services to recommend a grant application for the Kenosha Community Health Center, Inc to develop a new facility in Racine, Wisconsin, an area within Ryan’s district. “The proposed new facility, the Belle City Neighborhood Health Center, will serve both the preventative and comprehensive primary healthcare needs of thousands of new patients of all ages who are currently without healthcare,” Ryan wrote.
The grant Ryan requested was funded directly by the Affordable Care Act, better known simply as healthcare reform or Obamacare.
The letter, among several obtained by The Nation and The Investigative Fund through a Freedom of Information Act request, is a stark reminder that even the most ardent opponents of Obamacare privately acknowledge many of the law’s benefits.
Of course, the problem with being a congressman is that you have to look out for your constituents, and that means you have to make compromises that don't play well in the broad-strokes world of presidential politics. But his crazy base doesn't understand this, and his reputation as a liar is spreading at an alarming clip. Just last night, news that Ryan might have lied about climbing 40 mountains started spreading. It doesn't help, either, that his last name rhymes with "lyin'."