Thursday, April 8, 2010

Number Of States Suing Over Health Care Bill Reaches 19

Eighteen have now joined Florida in its lawsuit, and Virginia has a suit all its own.

Five more states will join a federal lawsuit, which includes Texas, challenging the newly passed health care reform law.

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, who led the suit, said that Indiana, North Dakota, Mississippi, Nevada and Arizona are adding their names to the list of plaintiffs that filed the case on March 23 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

The suit alleges that the new law infringes on the constitutional rights of Americans by mandating they have health care coverage or pay a tax penalty. ...

South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Louisiana, Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Washington, Idaho and South Dakota had previously joined Florida’s lawsuit. A hearing is scheduled for April 14.

Read more: Five more states join lawsuit against health reform - Houston Business Journal:

Nineteen states is 38% of the union.

The Democrats can laugh off this lawsuit all the way, but it has legs.