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UPDATED: AG McKenna to sue over health reform; governor to fight back

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on March 22, 2010 at 5:17 pm with 2 Comments »
March 22, 2010 5:17 pm

Attorney General Rob McKenna said Monday he is joining Republicans in about 10 states in a federal lawsuit to block the federal health-care reforms approved by the U.S. House on Sunday. McKenna argues that the reform bill’s requirement that all Americans buy health insurance or face a fine is unconstitutional, and he contends state rights are trampled by other requirements for Medicaid.

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  1. What does the Governor know about this subject: Who pays in future years as described as MEDICAID DSH REDUCTIONS—for example, H.R. 4872, at 77, SEC. 1704. REDUCTION IN MEDICAID DSH (4)(b)(1):

    IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall reduce Medicaid DSH so as to reduce total Federal payments to all States for such purpose by $1,500,000,000 in fiscal year 2017, $2,500,000,000 in fiscal year 2018, and $6,000,000,000 in fiscal year 2019.

    If the Governor does not know maybe the AG does?

  2. derekyoung says:

    What does the Governor know about this subject:

    She used to be the Attorney General and almost every Constitutional scholar agrees with her. Mr. McKenna, who is a bright and talented person, undoubtedly knows the reality of the situation but has thrown his lot in with some people who are resurrecting a ghost of the Confederacy. Nullification is not an never will be a legitimate issue. Both the Supremacy and Commerce clauses clearly give the Federal Government the right to pass this legislation. He’s wasting money, period.

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