The Governor hasn’t decided whether to return federal funds the state received to implement provisions of the federal health care overhaul he deems unconstitutional. But if the federal government asks for the money back, Parnell says he’ll be happy to return it. According to a website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the state received about $15 million for programs under the law. A judge in Florida last month struck down the overhaul as unconstitutional. Alaska was a party in the case. Despite conflicting court rulings in other cases, Parnell considers the Florida ruling the law of the land as it pertains to Alaska.
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