Elijah Friedeman, the Millennial Perspective
At last. Change has come to America.
Senator Harry Reid bought off the votes of various senators who were skeptical of his healthcare bill. The final price tag for these kickbacks: $1.2 billion. And don't forget, that's your money. It's not like Reid got that kind of money out of his campaign coffers. That $1.2 billion came right out of your pockets. Or more likely right out of your kids' and grandkids' pockets.
Apparently selling out your beliefs can gain you and your state a nice chunk of money.
Nebraska will receive $100 million in assistance for its state Medicaid program under provisions negotiated by Sen. Ben Nelson (D) in the Senate's healthcare reform bill.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) informed lawmakers on Sunday night that the section of the manager's amendment to the Senate's health bill would cost $1.2 billion over 10 years.
Nelson managed to win a share of the section of the manager's amendment on Equitable Support for Certain States, which will provide Nebraska, along with Massachusetts and Vermont, support in paying its share of additional costs to Medicaid in the health legislation.