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Indiana AG officially joins health care suit

May 14, 2010

Following through on a promise from more than a month ago, the Indiana Attorney General today joined a lawsuit challenging the new federal health care law passed by Congress earlier this year.

The state’s highest attorney, along with six other states, joined the suit filed in Florida. That follows an initial 13 other states that filed suit in March in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s constitutionality.

Aside from the new plaintiffs that bring the total up to 20 states, the federal case also adds as a plaintiff the National Federation of Individual Business, the national lobbying organization for small businesses. Two individuals – one from the state of Washington and the other from Florida – are also joining the suit as private plaintiffs.

Although Indiana AG Greg Zoeller previously said he’d join the suit, this was the deadline for amending the complaint in the Northern District of Florida and that happened today, spokesman Bryan Corbin said. Zoeller has said previously that it's in the best interest of everyone to raise the constitutional questions of the new law to the Supreme Court of the United States.

 

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