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Aug 31, 2010 10:12 AM by Sharlee Barriere

Some States Suing Feds also Claim Health Subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some states suing to toss out President Barack
Obama's health care overhaul law are also lining up to claim a
share of its subsidies for the medical costs of retired employees.
An administration official says seven states suing the federal
government applied for and will receive subsidies to help with
health care costs of early retirees. They are Arizona, Idaho,
Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska and Nevada. The official
spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of Tuesday's official
announcement.
About 2,000 employers have already been approved for the extra
help, mainly private businesses. The list includes about half of
the Fortune 500 companies. The health care law provides $5 billion
to help employers maintain retiree coverage.

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