Skip to comments.The New Louisiana Purchase: 'Obamacare's' $4.3 Billion Boondoggle (Landrieu bribe only $200 mil)
Posted on 03/10/2012 12:32:50 AM PST by Libloather
The New Louisiana Purchase: 'Obamacare's' $4.3 Billion Boondoggle
By Avik S. A. Roy, The Atlantic | National Journal Tue, Mar 6, 2012
Do you remember the Louisiana Purchase? I don't mean Thomas Jefferson's acquisition of land from Napoleon, but rather Democrats' acquisition of support from Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Landrieu, critics believe, pledged her vote in exchange for gaining $200 million additional federal funds for Louisiana's Medicaid program. Except that, due to a drafting error, the law ended up giving Louisiana $4.3 billion in extra Medicaid funds -- more than twenty times the assigned amount. How this happened, and how Congress failed to fully fix it, is a microcosm of our new health law's many flaws.
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Take back the language!
Drafting error my fat patootie! It takes a lot to buy a Landrieu!
“Above all, if you wish to be strong, begin by rooting out every particle of socialism that may have crept into your legislation. This will be no light task.” - Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850
In your face and up our back side theft!
Landrieu, the best senator that money can buy. LOL
All of these corrupt bums should be in jail...and that includes the “drafters” who made this “error”.