In 2010, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts received $50,000 while other groups, such as the D.C. Primary Care Association and Mary’s Center, received smaller payments ranging from $500 to $15,000, records show.
Under the agreement, which is outlined in reports filed by D.C. Chartered Health Plan to city insurance regulators, the payouts are subject to several conditions, including the insurance plan and its parent company, Thompson-owned D.C. Healthcare Systems, being able to maintain normal operations.
The disclosure also says that if the District fails to use the funds as required, if the D.C. government is unable to account for related expenditures, or if Chartered or its Thompson-owned parent company suffers adverse financial circumstances, the commitments become void or are subject to being renegotiated.
While D.C. Chartered Health Plan is the city’s biggest Medicaid contractor, holding a contract worth hundreds of millions of dollars per year, it’s unclear whether an ongoing federal campaign finance investigation into Mr. Thompson’s fundraising activities for city politicians will affect the company’s ability to win city contracts.
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Jim McElhatton is an investigative reporter for The Washington Times. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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