CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House is taking up a bill that requires the state to send back any money it gets from the federal government to implement health care reforms.
House Speaker William O’Brien is behind the proposal. He argues the money could be used to reduce the deficit.
The House will vote Wednesday whether to attach the proposal to a Senate bill that recommends that New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney join states suing to block the Affordable Care Act. Delaney argues lawmakers lack constitutional authority to do.
O’Brien said it makes no sense to spend money implementing a program that could be invalidated.