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Senator Nelsen of Nebraska claims Medicaid exemption will be given to all states. Is this true? How much will this cost?

Sen Nelsen received a sweetheart deal in exchange for his vote on the healthcare legislation---his state will NEVER pick up any of the costs for Medicaid. The federal government via the taxpayers will do it. The senator now claims the deal will be offered to ALL states, that it just hasn't been marked up yet.

Questions:
Didn't the bill put a lot of additional financial responsiblity on the states in order to reduce the cost to keep it from raising the defict?
If this is put in place how much do you think it will add to the final price tag? The estimate for the low populated Nebraska is $100 million for 10 years.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/01/AR2010010101988.html

 
yourspecialkid

Asked by yourspecialkid at 3:54 PM on Jan. 3, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (5)
  • Can anyone say "ECONOMIC COLLAPSE"?
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 9:35 AM on Jan. 4, 2010

  • yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 3:54 PM on Jan. 3, 2010

  • Some are saying yes...many are saying NO! The general consensus seems to be this was the bribe to get THIS mans vote.....Nice to see the CHANGE happening in DC ;) If it DOES go to all states I heard another BILLION dollar figure being thrown around....but at this rate of spending I am just exhausted by this. I am just at a loss as to why ANYONE on EITHER side is condoning ANY of this behavior.


    simple frown

    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 5:02 PM on Jan. 3, 2010

  • Because he knows his "deal" is unConstitutional and will not stand. The Attorney Gen. of FL is trying to rally the rest of the 49 Att. Gen.'s into challenging the bill as unConstitutional. This "prefered state" deals is one of the issues that is being discussed. This Sen. knows if he can get the rest the same deal, then his deal stands and he won't be sent home to work in his menial private sector job. This is a monster price tag. $1 billion won't even touch the amount needed for the federal government to pay the states' portion of medicare. This whole bill stinks to high heaven (or low HELL!!!)
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 7:23 PM on Jan. 3, 2010

  • He is full of crap.
    MunchMunch

    Answer by MunchMunch at 10:42 AM on Jan. 4, 2010

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