Ms. Sebelius said she only discussed funding with the tax-preparation firm H&R Block and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, two organizations that are not regulated by HHS. HHS acknowledged seeking funds from the two entities last month and has said the secretary hasn’t asked for any money from companies or entities the HHS regulates. (WSJ)
But HHS will have a lot to say about how easy or difficult it will be for H&R Block to enroll people in subsidized health insurance. HHS could make H&R Block’s life miserable if it chooses to do so.