March 22nd, 2010
04:50 PM ET
4 years ago

States plan lawsuit against new health care bill

(CNN) – Ten states plan to file a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the new health care reform bill, Florida's attorney general announced Monday.

Bill McCollum, the Republican attorney general under fellow Republican Gov. Charlie Crist, told a news conference that the lawsuit - joined by his counterparts in Alabama, Texas, South Carolina, Utah, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Washington state, North Dakota and South Dakota - would be filed once President Barack Obama signs the health care bill into law.

All of the attorneys general in the 10 states mentioned by McCollum are Republican, but McCollum said the lawsuit would be about the law and not politics.

Also Monday, Virginia's Republican attorney general said his state would file a lawsuit challenging the health care bill. It was unclear if Virginia would join the other states or proceed on its own.

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  1. Avg Guy in Red State Kansas

    It's clear anyone who expected there WOULDN'T be such a challenge is living in a dream world.

    There are many of us out across the land, though, who take such challenges personally. As the father of a lovely, educated, charming and WORKING 23-year-old with a heart condition who can't get insurance, I'm offended by these imbeciles who simply want to prolong their anger at having lost on this measure and in the 2008 general election.

    Just go away, please!

    March 22, 2010 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  2. Adalbert

    These right wingers just can not accept the fact that they lost. It is difficult for them to allow the working class Americans benefit in anyway what so ever.

    March 22, 2010 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  3. MARLA WILLIAMS

    NOW who will be paying for this??? GET OVER IT GOP.. We get that you DO NOT want President Obama to Succeed. However, enough is enough America is Tired of you and the Tea party we need to move on to the next issue "JOBS' ... you are Wasting time/enegry and making a big deal out of nothing you act like President Obama told you the GOP has to pay for the new Health Care out of there pockets!! SHUT UP ALREADY but you all HAVE GREAT HEALTH CARE AND YOU ALL ARE VERY RICH I PROMISE I WILL BE AT THE POLLS AND YOU WILL NOT GET MY VOTE!!

    March 22, 2010 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  4. Former Republican

    The mandate is a Republican idea. Please look it up and ask Senator Grassley, Bonds, Hatch, etc.

    McCollum is grossly wasting our tax dollars when FL is facing budget crisis. It's unbelievable how "fiscal conservative" has become a disingenuous fallacy in former Republican Party.

    March 22, 2010 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
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