Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar is asking the Indiana attorney general to conduct a legal analysis of the Senate health insurance proposal.
Attorney General Greg Zoeller says he’ll look at the constitutionality of parts of the federal health care bill, including the so-called Nebraska compromise that would give Nebraska funding for expanded Medicaid obligations.
Indiana law gives the attorney general authority to review proposed federal legislation for any of the state’s U.S. senators or representatives.
Zoeller says attorneys in his office will review questions about the bill’s constitutionality and its effect on state government agencies. He says he’ll provide a report to Indiana’s congressional delegation by the time Congress starts House-Senate conference committee negotiations.