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Attorney General Corbett urges Congress to Strike Nebraska Provision from Health Care Legislation or Face Potential Legal Challenge
Date:12/31/2009

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attorney General Tom Corbett has joined 11 of his fellow attorneys general urging the leaders of Congress to delete the Nebraska provision from the pending federal health care legislation. The provision grants Nebraska a permanent exemption from paying Medicaid expenses that all other states, including Pennsylvania, are required to pay.

Corbett and his colleagues sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urging them to remove the Nebraska provision from the health-care overhaul bill or face legal action.

In the letter Corbett said, "The provision violates the most basic and universally held notions of fairness, and is inconsistent with protections against arbitrary legislation afforded by the Constitution."

Corbett, who last week began conducting a legal analysis of the constitutionality of the Nebraska amendment in the health care legislation, said he believes the provision is constitutionally flawed.

Corbett said that Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson secured this special provision for Nebraska in exchange for his support of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act.

"The result of the Nebraska provision could have dire financial consequences for Pennsylvania taxpayers, forcing them to help offset the cost of Nebraska's Medicaid recipients," Corbett said. "The issue of equity and tax fairness should not be ignored, whether it is at the local, state or federal level."

Corbett noted that Medicaid expenses for Pennsylvania already total approximately $15 billion per year.

Corbett said he will continue to work with his colleagues across the country to explore all legal options challenging this provision if it is signed into law.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For a copy of the letter visit www.attorneygeneral.gov.

CONTACT: Kevin Harley, +1-717-787-5211, cell: +1-717-503-5590, harley@attorneygeneral.gov

SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General

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