Colorado Among 14 States To File Lawsuit Against Health Care Reforms
Fourteen state attorney generals have filed a lawsuit challenging the validity of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. With the ink still wet on President Obama’s signature, senior republican lawmakers from Colorado, Alabama, Idaho, Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Washington together with James Caldwell, Louisiana’s Democratic attorney general, have all vowed to fight the new reforms.
The lawsuit, filed in Federal Court in Pensacola, Florida, asserts that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act violates Article I and the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The plaintiffs call on the trial court to find the federal government in violation of the states’ sovereignty and to prevent federal agencies from enforcing the new law.