DHHS has a legislatively approved budget of over $7.4 billion in fiscal year 2014 and 2015; split 60%/30% between federal and state funding. The total DHHS budget represents nearly one third of the entire state budget. The largest expense incurred by the Department is the payment to Medicaid providers for submitted claims.
While the internet has spent the day gleefully lambasting the fact that Facebook and its other properties are currently down, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has highlighted a darker side to the blackout:
Plots of Amazonian lands are being sold illegally via Facebook market place ads. Even though Facebook is currently in full cooperation with the local authorities, is a change in policy a more effective measure?