Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Nebraska Senators at Odds Over Nebraska Break

Within hours of Senator Ben Nelson getting a provision added to the Health Care Reform Bill that would excuse Nebraskans from paying additional Medicaid funds, saving the state's taxpayers $45 million over ten years, fellow Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns raised objections.

As a result and with some political savvy, Sen. Nelson has written to the state's Republican Governor, Dave Heineman offering to withdraw the amendment, if that's the way he'd prefer to proceed.

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