COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Attorneys general in 13 states say congressional leaders must remove Nebraska's political deal from the federal health care reform bill or face legal action.
Republican South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster and a dozen of his counterparts are sending a letter Wednesday night to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid objecting to Nebraska getting a break on Medicaid payments.
McMaster said last week he was leading a charge to probe the constitutionality of the deal he dubbed the "Cornhusker Kickback."
Republican U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint asked McMaster to look at the bill amended to win Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson's support.
McMaster and several of the leaders supporting his effort are running for governor in their states.