Texas Sues Over Health Care Reform
POSTED: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 9:14am
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 2:53pm
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Texas - Republican attorneys general from 13 states including Texas are suing the federal government to stop the massive health care overhaul, claiming it's unconstitutional.
The lawsuit was filed immediately after President Barack Obama signed the overhaul bill Tuesday. It names the U.S. departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury and Labor.
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is taking the lead in the lawsuit.
Attorneys general from Texas, South Carolina, Nebraska, Michigan, Utah, Pennsylvania, Alabama, South Dakota, Louisiana, Idaho, Washington and Colorado are joining in.
Other GOP attorneys general may join the lawsuit later or sue separately.
The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Pensacola.