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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 |
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.

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