Reports of the government opening free gas stations in poor areas are circulating around social media this morning, but appear to be a clever, satirical farce.
As the battle over Obamacare rages on, the administration is using a little known provision law to roll out a national free gas plan, The Daily Currant reports.
Allegedly, the White House using authority under the Affordable Care Act to "improve transportation routes to hospitals" to dispense gas free of cost.
The $2 billion-a-year program aims to distribute 40 million gallons of free gasoline each year through 70 new gas stations constructed in major metro areas.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) will be responsible for operating the network, whose first station opened yesterday in Detroit.
Supposedly. This is all but certainly an Onion-style farce. With quotes!