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Mary Landrieu’s Defends the “Louisiana Purchase”

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Posted on February 5 2010 11:38 am
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by Sammy Benoit

Poor Mary Landrieu, yesterday she emotionally critics of ” Louisiana Purchase” a $3-400 Million costly Medicaid provision she got for her home state in exchange for her vote for cloture to allow the health-care bill to reach the senate floor.

In a 30-minute Senate floor speech, Landrieu described how a faulty Medicaid formula for her state, related to a surge in federal aid following Hurricane Katrina, had created a Medicaid funding gap of up to $600 million. She provided letters and other documents to show support from Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal and GOP members of the Louisiana congressional delegation, including Sen. David Vitter, who voted against the Senate bill.

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