December 6, 2010

News from the donor State's governor-elect

Item: Wisconsin to fight health reform law
The State has estimated that the law would save Wisconsin $745 million to $980 million from January 2014 through June 2019 as the federal government picks up a larger share of the cost of insuring residents with limited incomes. But Van Hollen said Wisconsin should bring a lawsuit to protect the balance of powers between the federal government and States.
Add to that the train and you have $2bn in rejected federal funds.

Pretty costly, just to test an esoteric theory of federalism in court.
Joining other States in the Florida lawsuit would give Wisconsin less control over the direction of the case. The Florida case also may be too far along for Wisconsin to intervene.
As I was saying ...

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