Topeka Kansas Attorney General Steve Six is asking Democratic leaders in Congress to remove language in the Senate health care bill that benefits Nebraska.
Six wrote a letter Monday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Six says the special treatment for Nebraska would unfairly require taxpayers in Kansas and other states to share the cost of health care reform.
Language inserted during Senate debate on the health care bill would give Nebraska additional Medicaid funds to cover expanded services. The provision was viewed as an effort to win the vote of Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska.
Six said he’s also studying whether the Senate bill is constitutional.