State attorney general looks to challenge health care bill

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is looking at possible legal challenges to the federal health care overhaul.

The Republican said he and counterparts in several other states are concerned the $938 billion health care bill approved narrowly by the House late Sunday might infringe state and individual rights.

Zoeller said attorneys general in at least 13 states have signaled they intend to challenge the constitutionality of the legislation in court.

The bill awaiting President Barack Obama's signature would extend coverage to 32 million uninsured Americans and ban insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing medical conditions.


  • Thank you
    I rest my case.
  • Wake-up HOOSIER
    Dear Hoosier,

    Wake-up!!!! Anybody with even a basic understanding realizes that this bill is an economic disaster. It is built on the premise that the laws of supply and demand have been abolished. That simply doesn't happen! Anarchy Party? This administration and the single party controlled congress have trampled bankruptcy law to serve the special interests of the UAW, disregarded the constitution in an effort usurp rights reserved to the states, and bypassed procedural rules of congress to further their own agenda. Good luck getting medical insurance and medical care over the next decade and living with the budget problems that will certainly occur!
    • Resposnible thing to do
      Our nation is divided, and allowing this non-super majority bill to stand would invite even further outrageous legislation. The only resposible thing to do is to take it to the Supreme Court and test out our founding father's balance of power design.
    • It's Just Political Gamesmanship
      I can understand that this is how many people who have been fed emotionally charged misinformation feel in the heat of the moment. But at some point soon, I hope that the tea party--aka Anarchy Party-- "patriots" wake up and realize that they've been duped and co-opted by BigInsurance and the GOP, aka All Sound Bite No Substance.
    • Go Greg
      I fully support Greg and his staff for going after this misuse of congressional power. This legislation is an example of what our fore fathers were concerned with. Anybody who doesn't support this suit needs to be shipped out of our great country and fast!
    • AG Lawsuit
      Greg Zoeller should have better ways to spend his time and our Indiana tax dollars than by joining this sort of political pronouncement by law suit. What office is he running for next???
      • really?
        don't waste our time and money with this political maneuver to win votes. breaking news, federal law trumps state.

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