State Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Biloxi) sent a letter to Jim Hood last week asking him to take action against the healthcare legislation that recently passed the House and Senate. Palazzo, like other Republicans throughout the country, is arguing that portions of the bill are unconstitutional.
Palazzo questions the special funds for a limited number of states. That includes Nebraska, which will have their portion of the Medicaid expansion covered by taxpayers throughout the country. This was done in exchange for an aye vote from Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE). Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) also agreed to support the bill after receiving $300 million for her state. Other states, such as Mississippi, received no special funding.
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