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Federal judge hears Virginia suit against healthcare law



Virginia Attorney Gen. Ken Cuccinelli II (R) will argue that Congress overstepped its constitutional authority by enacting a provision that requires individuals to purchase health insurance by 2014 or pay a fine. Lawyers for President Obama will tell the judge that the individual insurance mandate falls within Congress' constitutional authority to regulate interstate commerce.

The lawsuit is one of more than 15 filed across the country challenging the health-care law and one of two state-level attempts to kill the law in the courts. A separate suit filed jointly by 20 states in Florida is moving somewhat more slowly through the court system. A judge ruled Friday that the Florida suit can proceed to trial.



1 comments on "Federal judge hears Virginia suit against healthcare law"
selfhealthinsurance (10/18/2010 at 12:35 PM)

I think it's unconstitutional to penalize people to buy a <a href="http://www.selfhealthinsurance.com">health insurance</a> when most likely the reason is because they couldn't afford to pay for the premiums. I've heard of client saying sometimes it boils down to choosing to pay for rent or their premiums. This is a big problem for people who are making some money but not enough 'coz this makes them too rich for plans like Medicaid but also too poor o purchase other state-run plans like Healthy NY.Unless the government could provide these people with a comprehensive health coverage within their reach, only then could they penalize people who still choose not to have health care.