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Kobach wrong on health compact, researchers say

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The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service says that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is wrong about a state health care compact. Kobach wrote a letter earlier this month urging members of Congress to “immediately ratify” a multistate health care compact that would grant states responsibility for Medicare and other federally funded health services. But the CRS wrote a six-page memorandum disputing Kobach’s claim that the compact does not require the president’s signature, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported. It noted that state compacts have been subject to a presidential veto “since the founding of the country.” Kobach dismissed CRS, saying its reports “are often wrong.” – Phillip Brownlee