The pro­posed bud­get asks for anoth­er $600 mil­lion to help run the fed­er­al mar­ket­place, call cen­ters and oth­er out­reach efforts. The Health and Human Ser­vices Depart­ment is not con­cerned about bud­get pas­sage, however…if they don’t get the mon­ey they have already said they have the author­i­ty to trans­fer funds from exist­ing accounts or tap the agency’s non recur­ring expense fund, which allows the agency to take mon­ey from expired accounts and use it for infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy and oth­er cap­i­tal invest­ments. Of course, it is impor­tant that they spend mon­ey on the marketplace…since the bud­get also con­tains a reduc­tion of $402 bil­lion for Medicare, Med­ic­aid and oth­er fed­er­al health pro­grams. The bud­get already requests $77.1 billion