Another court battle over the health care reform is brewing:
The top prosecutors in seven states are probing the constitutionality of a political deal that cut a funding break for Nebraska in order to pass a federal health care reform bill, South Carolina’s attorney general said Tuesday.
Attorney General Henry McMaster said he and his counterparts in Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, North Dakota, Texas and Washington state – all Republicans – are jointly taking a look at the deal they’ve dubbed the “Nebraska compromise.”
“The Nebraska compromise, which permanently exempts Nebraska from paying Medicaid costs that Texas and all other 49 states must pay, may violate the United States Constitution – as well as other provisions of federal law,” Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said.
This isn’t even limited to just red state, but blue states as well. The deal Nelson got stinks big time, but honestly these are the same types of games we have seen in Washington for years. Remember the “Bridge to Nowhere”? It’s a practice that each party campaigns on fixing until they get in power, then they fall in love with it all over again.