The Pendleton Panther

Ten States Sue Over Health Care Reform Bill

Posted on: March 24, 2010

Health Care

Florida’s attorney general announced on Monday that ten states plan on filing a federal lawsuit challenging the new health care reforms constitutionality.  Republican Gov. Charlie Christ along with fellow Republican attorney general Bill McCollum said that the lawsuit would be filed once President Obama files the bill into a law.  McCollum said the lawsuit would challenge the bill’s provision requiring people to purchase health insurance, along with provisions that will force state government to spend more on health care services.  The ten states include Alabama, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Washington.  In all of the ten states listed, the attorney generals are republican.  McCollum said that the lawsuit would be about the law and not politics.  Also on Monday, the state of Virginia’s Republican attorney general said that the state would file its own lawsuit challenging the health care reform bill.  It is unknown if the state will handle this on its own or join the other ten states.


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