Congratulations Senator Ben Nelson, you have just been nominated to the ( Corrupt Bastards Club) the CBC. Palin had this term for the CBC in Alaska, no reason we are not using that term in Washington. Feel free to add to the list of the CBC. Why Sen. Ben Nelson did the right thing to compromise on health care: Commentary federal government would still not in anyway subsidize abortions. Senator Nelson did however get some valuable concessions for his state. He craftily leveraged his position as the final holdout, to get Nebraska a single-state permanent exemption from contributing to the states’ share of the Medicaid expansion written into the bill, which will mean the other states will need to contribute an additional $45 million in the first decade to cover Nebraska’s share. He also got a concession on the abortion issue in that states can opt out of allowing plans that cover abortion in the insurance exchanges, but apparently for anti-abortion proponents in Nebraska that’s not enough. I do not agree with the commentary that he did the right thing, he did the crooked thing and it's something that we as taxpayers in the other 49 states are going to be forced to pay for.