Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ) said today
that negotiators attempting to merge the Senate and House health care bills have dropped a provision that guaranteed Nebraska full federal funding for a Medicaid expansion in perpetuity.
It may be a moot point if Democrats convince the House to pass the Senate bill word-for-word, a possibility that may happen if Republican Scott Brown wins a special election tonight.
But the deal, made to get Sen. Ben Nelson's (D-NE) vote on the health care bill, has been a source of contention, with health care opponents, state attorneys general and others criticizing it.