With President Barack Obama poised to sign a landmark $940 billion health care reform bill into law on Tuesday, attorneys general from 12 states are preparing to challenge the bill’s constitutionality.
The Christian Science Monitor reports that a federal mandate requiring all Americans to buy health insurance or face penalties is at the center of the state AG controversy. According to the CSM, opponents of the health care bill claim the measure stretches Congress’s constitutional powers under the commerce clause regulating interstate commerce.
This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.
To view this content, please continue to their sites.
Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.
For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]