Neb.’s Nelson sees backlash on health reform plan – AP


t was the concern of Nebraska’s Republican governor over expanded Medicaid costs in the proposed Senate health care overhaul bill that led to a compromise to cover his state’s estimated $45 million share over a decade, U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson said Sunday.

Gov. Dave Heineman “contacted me and he said this is another unfunded federal mandate and it’s going to stress the state budget, and I agreed with him,” said the Nebraska Democrat, who was himself a Nebraska governor in the 1990s. “I said to the leader and others that this is something that has to be fixed. I didn’t participate in the way it was fixed.”

via Neb.’s Nelson sees backlash on health reform plan – Yahoo! News.

  • antifascist18

    who cares, he voted for it, we're now screwed.

    we can also thank tim pawlenty for not defending norm coleman and sitting on his ass while moveon.org installed “stuart smalley” as the filibuster proof clown in the u.s. senate. anyone who considers pawlenty “presidential material” or even a conservative republican should rethink their positions. he didn't have the guts to stick up for norm coleman, and he doesn't have the guts to undo obama damage.

  • Carterthewriter

    One by one, these liberals have bought off their comrades and the title fits them as they've sold out their country to socialism.