Health reform suit adds more states
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted April 19, 2010
At least five additional states have joined a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of key provisions in the federal health system reform law.
Arizona, Indiana, Mississippi, Nevada and North Dakota announced in April that they will join 13 other states that jointly filed suit immediately after President Obama signed the law on March 23. The case, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, contends that the reform package violates states' sovereignty by requiring citizens to purchase health insurance or pay a tax penalty, and by placing additional financial and administrative burdens on states.
Virginia also filed a separate suit seeking to invalidate portions of the reform law after its enactment.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2010/04/19/gvbf0419.htm.