Cornhuster Kickback

In return for Democratic senator Ben Nelson’s vote in favor of healthcare reform legislation proposed by his party , Nelson’s home state of Nebraska was promised special treatment that would allow Nebraska taxpayers to avoid paying for the ‘newly eligible’ for Medicaid enrollees. When news of the deal became public it triggered widespread outrage, with the loudest protest coming from Arnold Schwarzenegger, the only Republican governor to support Obamacare. He demanded that California and every other state in the country get the same deal given to Nebraska. In the end, that’s what happened.

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