Texas to Challenge Health Care Bill
POSTED: Monday, March 22, 2010 - 10:50am
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 10:46am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Attorney General Greg Abbott says Texas and
other states will legally challenge the federal health care
legislation Congress has passed.
Abbott issued a statement late Sunday night after the U.S. House
approved the measure. He said the legislation violates the U.S.
Constitution and unconstitutionally infringes upon Texans'
The bill passed by Congress is headed to President Barack Obama
for his signature. House members voted 219-212 late Sunday to
approve a health care overhaul that that would extend coverage to
32 million uninsured Americans and make other changes to the
nation's health care system.
Only House Democrats voted for the bill. Abbott is a Republican.
A number of Texas Republicans have been highly critical of the