Thursday, November 19, 2009
Ka-Ching. Mary Landrieu hits Powerball for $100 Mil
On page 432 of the Reid bill, there is a section increasing federal Medicaid subsidies for “certain states recovering from a major disaster.”
The section spends two pages defining which “states” would qualify, saying, among other things, that it would be states that “during the preceding 7 fiscal years” have been declared a “major disaster area.”
Jonathan Karl reports that the section applies to exactly one state: Louisiana, the home of moderate Democrat Mary Landrieu, who has been playing hard to get on the health care bill.
The Powerball in the Senate is Harry Reid.