Date:Dec. 23, 2014 (year-end wrap); May 27, 2014; July 20; 2014; Nov. 5, 2014; Nov. 6, 2014; SUPPLEMENTAL: June 4, 2012; Aug. 19, 2012
With an infusion of $11 billion, the 1,300 community health centers across the U.S. have been hailed as the backbone of the Affordable Care Act's plan to leave no one without health care. That's a lot of money to accomplish a lot of good. It's also a lot of money to tempt those with larcenous intent. Two years ago, Alabama Media Group discovered that two community health centers -- Birmingham Health Care and Central Alabama Comprehensive Health -- had paid more than $2 million for contracts to companies owned by the centers' CEO. Now there are indictments and allegations of $14 million in federal funds being diverted to private hands.