McKenna rips health care bill’s special deal for Nebraska

McKenna rips health care bill’s special deal for Nebraska Jim Brunner, The Seattle Times 12/23/09
Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna is joining several other Republican AGs in protesting a special deal for Nebraska that was inserted in the Senate health care bill.

That provision reportedly was added to win the support of Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson, a Democrat viewed as a crucial 60th vote. Under the deal, Washington and other states would have to pay for part of a Medicaid expansion to cover health care for poor families. But Nebraska’s tab would be picked up entirely by the feds …. Read More