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McKenna joins South Carolina in fight with Nebraska over health care reform deal

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on Dec. 24, 2009 at 3:17 pm with 8 Comments »
December 24, 2009 3:19 pm

Why he’d be hanging out with that Boeing-stealing South Carolina is beyond us, but Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna is part of a group of eight Republican A.G.s who are looking into the deal that brought a Nebraska senator into the health reform majority.

Our sister paper The State in Columbia, South Carolina reports that Henry McMaster, the state’s AG and a candidate for governor, is looking to see if the special deal is constitutional.

To bring Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson into the fold, Nebraska received a more-generous federal Medicaid reimbursement. McMaster thinks that will cause other states to pick up some Nebraska costs.

Leave a comment Comments → 8
  1. crusader says:

    That darn constitution spoils all the liberals fun………

  2. klthompson says:

    Time could be better spent to reconstruct the most corrupt Congress in American history.

  3. jzelazny says:

    I hope he has the stomach for this fight, it might get ugly. Go McKenna!

  4. norse1943 says:

    I wonder if Nelson had been a republican if McKenna and his GOP friends would be so anxious to go to court.

  5. the3rdpigshouse says:

    Don’t forget that the two socialist democrat Senators responsible for the health care bill passing in the Senate are Washington’s own Senators – Murray & Cantwell. Only “one” of the two required a brain and the health care bill would have never seen the light of day!!!!

  6. PatrickReed says:

    I’m curious if they drop the Nebraska buyoff, will Nelson still vote for combined version? His vote may not matter now, it only takes a majority to pass at this point. The key will be the constitutional challenge. We can hope for the challenge and remember everyone during election time.

  7. Mr. McKenna, thank you for your honorable service to this corrupt state and federal government. It’s tough swimming upstream all the time, but I commend you and the effort you put forth doing so.

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