- Oct 16, 2009
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States Launch Legal Challenge to Health Care Law - ABC NewsAttorneys general from South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Louisiana, Alabama, Michigan, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Washington, Idaho and South Dakota joined Florida in the suit.
Virginia filed a separate suit in federal court in Richmond because it has a state statute on the books worded specifically to block such a mandate.
All the Attorney Generals filing suit (even in Michigan and Pennsylvania) are republican. I just read that Tim Pawlenty is trying to pressure the democratic attorney general there, and the same thing is going on in Nevada with the Dem Attorney general there.
I'm personally against the mandate, I'm a registered democrat and like some of the reforms in the bill, the mandate I have a serious problem with and I support the challenges to the mandate.
I've looked into it and the main issue states are beginning to file suit over is whether or not they can pass laws exempting their citizens from the "mandate", I personally think they should be able to, not sure about the logistics. I'm wonder how many more states will join this and whether or not there will be a few democratic attorney generals bold enough to join this, because there have been a few democratic governors who have openly criticized the "mandate" idea.