Published Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009 | 8:48 a.m.
Updated Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009 | 8:48 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s efforts to secure a better deal for Nevada in the health care reform legislation, which we wrote about last week, is highlighted in today’s New York Times.
The paper notes that the 100 percent federal funding for Medicaid expansion that Reid wants for Nevada won’t happen without a fight in Washington, and comes at the expense of other states, including California, Florida and Illinois. (The NYT doesn’t mention the nay-sayers in Nevada who say even 100 percent funding is not enough .)
But it also sort of expects Reid to win:
“There is no guarantee that the provision will be retained as the legislation moves through Congress. Many other lawmakers are trying to influence its particulars to favor their states, but few have the power of the majority leader to get their way.”