State Attorney General Henry McMaster is leading a team of 15 state attorneys general in a Constitutional review of a provision that has become known as the “Cornhusker Kickback.” At issue is Nebraska getting special Medicaid payouts not given to other states.
The other states that are siding with McMaster are Washington, Texas, Michigan, American Samoa, Colorado, Alabama, Utah, Oklahoma, Florida, Idaho, South Dakota, Virginia, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania.
(McMaster on Nebraska provision challenge MP3 :52) McMaster on Nebraska provision challenge MP3 :52
Senator Graham has also asked those same attorneys general to look into Medicare Advantage provisions made in the health care bill for Florida’s Bill Nelson.
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn has said that he would fight for South Carolina and other states to get the same treatment or the pro-Nebraska provision would not stay in. Clyburn has been involved in all sessions of House-Senate health care bill negotiations.
(Clyburn’s view against Nebraska provision in Senate bill MP3 1:21)