Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Letter from Mike DeWine

Dear Friend,

Richard Cordray needs to join 13 other state attorneys general in calling for the removal of a provision in the national health care bill that exempts the state of Nebraska from having to pay for any newly eligible Medicaid recipients.

Ohio is bleeding jobs and facing a $6 billion budget deficit next year. The last thing Ohio taxpayers can afford is to foot the bill for Medicaid recipients in Nebraska!

Richard Cordray needs to stand up to fellow Democrats Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and President Obama before Ohioans are forced to pay millions in increased Medicaid spending for services we’ll never receive. I urge him to speak out and join his fellow attorneys general who have already asked Congress to remove the “Cornhusker Kickback” from the health care bill.

This provision is beyond outrageous. It amounts to a $100 million payoff to one senator for his support of the health care bill. Richard Cordray’s job is to protect Ohio. He needs to do the right thing and immediately ask for the repeal of this provision.

Very respectfully yours,

Mike DeWine

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