Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Wisconsin attorney general: "Health care law is dead"

Greg Sargent's blog:

"The office of Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, one of the states suing to overturn the Affordable Care Act, sends over this statement flatly declaring the law 'dead' for his state unless it's revived by a higher court, and asserting that this relieves state government of any and all its responsibilities to implement the law:"

This hints at a new line of criticism Dems can use, should other state governments do as Wisconsin is doing. The Affordable Care Act has already resulted in nearly $40 million in federal grant funding to Wisconsin. Now that the law is "dead," will Wisconsin return the money or rebuff any other federal grant money? Will other state governments declaring the law dead do the same? If so, how much money do they stand to lose? How will this impact their consistuents? It's a pretty worthwhile line of inquiry.

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