Challenging the Constitutionality of Health Care Legislation

Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett is joining with a number of other state AG‘s (latest count is 10 attorneys general) to challenge the “Nebraska Compromise” in the latest US Senate health care bill. This compromise exempts Nebraska from the additional Medicaid costs imposed on other states, including Pennsylvania, one of the hardest-hit states. Of course, there are a number of giveaways for other states in the heath care bill – from higher Medicaid reimbursements in Massachusetts and Vermont, to exempting Florida residents from Medicare Advantage cuts, to a grant to the UConn medical center.

A number of state lawmakers have already started to push back against the federal mandates imposed on the states in the health care bills.

Richard Epstein addresses some of the other reasons “Why the Reid Bill is Unconstitutional” in a post on