Jan. 5 – “In the final bargaining over the Senate's insurance bill, Democratic leaders agreed to exempt one state, Nebraska, from the cost of expanding Medicaid eligibility. Sen. Ben Nelson, the centrist Democrat who has represented Nebraska in the Senate since 2001 and is up for re-election in 2012, was a crucial vote needed in order to get the 60-vote supermajority to ensure passage of the bill.
While the 49 other states will need to pay a share of the cost of covering the 20 million new people who'll be eligible for Medicaid, Nebraska's cost will be paid by the federal taxpayers. Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has criticized the exemption and Nelson has offered to get it removed from the bill if Heineman wants.”
Great. If it gets passed, Nelson gets paid off by being reelected. Congratulations America. ANOTHER non-ethical congressman.
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