Federal Health Law Helping Cash-Strapped States — And Right-wing State Leaders Lining up to Benefit

Source: Charles Monaco, Progressive States Network, Stateside Dispatch, September 9, 2010

While the right wing continues their rhetoric to repeal, many of the same states calling loudly in both legislatures and courts for the law’s rejection are simultaneously preparing to implement it and benefiting from the opportunities the health care overhaul provides them. In fact, a Department of Health and Human Services release revealed that, of the 20 states who have joined the constitutionally dubious multi-state lawsuit seeking to overturn the health care law, eight of them – Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, and Washington – were claiming subsidies for retired state government employees provided by the very law their states are arguing should be thrown out by the courts.
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