20 States Vs. Federal Government Regarding Health Care Bill
by TexasGOPVote on September 14, 2010 at 11:44 AM
Twenty state attorneys general are taking on the federal government in Pensacola, Florida today. This will decide whether Obama's health care reform law will remain as law or get shot down. According to Fox News the Obama Administration will try to persuade a federal judge to throw this lawsuit out.
The fight will primarily be over sections of the law that will require individuals to have health insurance or face tax penalties and require states to pay additional costs for the Medicaid health insurance program for the indigent that are not covered by the federal government.
...Attorneys for the states and the Justice Department will each have 45 minutes to present their case to U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson, who is expected to release a written decision later. The lawsuit is likely to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court, probably before the 2012 presidential election.
Florida's Republican Attorney General Bill McCollum appeared on Greta Van Susteren's "On the Record" Monday night to discuss the court challenge. AG McCollum filed the lawsuit just minutes after Obama signed the health care reform bill last back in March. The National Federation of Independent Business, an influential small business lobby, also joined him in the suit.