Claim: The U.S. government is opening gas stations to distribute free gasoline in poor neighborhoods.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, June 2014]
Government Opening Free Gas Stations in Poor Neighborhoods
Origins: On 29 October 2013, the Daily Currant published an article positing that the Obama administration was using a little-known provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (commonly known as "Obamacare") to have the federal government open a network of gas stations to provide free gasoline to residents of poor neighborhoods:
According to a report in The Detroit News this morning, the administration is using its authority under the Affordable Care Act to "improve transportation routes to hospitals" to dispense gasoline free of cost in disadvantaged neighborhoods.
The $2 billion-a-year program aims to distribute
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Last updated: 5 June 2014