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: States launch lawsuits against healthcare plan

Eric Johnson
03-22-2010, 02:53 PM

Monday, March 22, 2010; 1:21 PM

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Less than 24 hours after the House of Representatives gave final approval to a sweeping overhaul of healthcare, attorneys general from several states on Monday said they will sue to block the plan on constitutional grounds.

Republican attorneys general in 11 states warned that lawsuits will be filed to stop the federal government overstepping its constitutional powers and usurping states' sovereignty.

States are concerned the burden of providing healthcare will fall on them without enough federal support.


03-23-2010, 11:47 AM
Washington's AG Rob McKenna (R) is joining the suit, the Gov and other Dem leaders are not happy about it.

Eric Johnson
03-23-2010, 12:17 PM
I note the following from the newstory....

>>The announcement by McKenna, a Republican, angered the Democratic governor, who said McKenna did not consult with her, House Speaker Frank Chopp or Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown, all Democrats, before making his decision. “I don’t know who he represents,” she said. “He doesn’t represent me.”

I would opine that the same could be said about many members of the House of Representatives night before last.


03-23-2010, 12:38 PM
The States will probably loose as Fed trumps State but, it will keep the debate alive till the mid-term elections. And, as we get more into this very expensive bill, more of it will become exposed for what it is and leading to a repeal/revision.

Ken Newcomb
03-23-2010, 01:17 PM
Fed does trump State but the Constitution trumps all.

03-24-2010, 08:57 AM
Fed does trump State but the Constitution trumps all.

Hope your right, I have a feeling though that the Supreme Court will leave it as is.

I cannot see how all of this will be able to be enacted in just 4 years. Hopefully it gets derailed somehow.

03-24-2010, 09:14 AM
I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life.

We live in Cuba now.

Henry V
03-24-2010, 11:01 PM
Another perspective on this.