Texas Joins Florida and Other States in Filing Lawsuit Against Unconstitutional Health Care Deform
The list of states filing lawsuits are:
I fully expect that list to continue growing.
H/T – Cavmom
UPDATE: TGUSA just left a link which now adds Virginia to that growing list: CLICK HERE
Abbott: Texas to challenge health care overhaul
By KELLEY SHANNON – AP – via CHRON
March 22, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas will join other states in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of federal health care legislation as soon as President Barack Obama signs the bill, Attorney General Greg Abbott said.
“To protect all Texans’ constitutional rights, preserve the constitutional framework intended by our nation’s founders, and defend our state from further infringement by the federal government, the State of Texas and other states will legally challenge the federal health care legislation,” Abbott said in a written statement late Sunday night after the U.S. House of Representatives approved the measure.
The legislation is headed to Obama to sign, which could happen Tuesday.
“We plan to file the moment Obama signs the bill,” Abbott said in a posting on Facebook. Attorneys general for several other states indicated Monday they would join the lawsuit.
Prominent Texas Republicans, including Abbott and Gov. Rick Perry, have been outspoken against the Democratic-backed health care measure. Perry called it a “gross federal overreach.”
“Unfortunately, the health care vote had more to do with expanding socialism on American soil than it does fixing our health care finance and delivery systems. The Obama health care bill undermines patient choice, personal responsibility, medical innovation and fiscal responsibility in America,” Perry said in a prepared statement.
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