It's no secret that ObamaCare is killing the states. Its demands require states to open the Medicaid rolls to tens of thousands of new enrollees that the state must then find a way to pay for somehow.
This, along with other factors, have led many states to take ObamaCare to court. And while that long legal challenge works its way up the ladder to its inevitable appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court, there are interesting battles that take place along the way.
Not the least of these would be the inter-family battle that's brewing in Nevada.
Bob Cusack at The Hill had the story:
Gubernatorial candidate Rory Reid (D) said Thursday that the new health reform law could hurt Nevada.
During a televised debate, Rory Reid, the son of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), said he does not support the legal challenges against the health overhaul. Yet, he does believe that President Obama's signature achievement could negatively affect Nevada.
"I don't deny, however," Rory Reid said, "that Nevada needs to be vigilant on this issue. The law that was passed gives time for the new system to go into effect, but there is potential for it to put significant pressure on states because Medicaid rates could go up significantly."
There's no question that there will be quite a few Nevadans who vote against Senator Harry Reid this year for his pivotal role in pushing through the Obama agenda (with its signature item, ObamaCare). But who would have thought that one of them might be his own son?