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At the heart of the controversy

The furor over extra Medicaid funding for Nebraska comes down to asingle paragraph in the 2,409-page health-care bill the Senate passed on Christmas Eve.

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Medicaid provision for Nebraska raises ire
Article | It was a single paragraph, added at the last minute on Page 2,129 of the Senate's mammoth health-care bill: a promise that the federal government would pay forever for extra poor people to join Medicaid in Nebraska. And it triggered a swift, partisan backlash.

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