Why only 24 hours are States launching lawsuits against healthcare plan?
States launch lawsuits against healthcare plan
Ten of the attorneys general plan to band together in a collective lawsuit on behalf of Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Washington.
- Anonymous10 years agoFavorite Answer
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to THE PEOPLE.
The Tenth Amendment does not grant the state GOVERNMENT exclusive rights to powers not delegated to the US Government.
It specifically says OR TO THE PEOPLE as in persons.
If a state does manage to opt out (which is HIGHLY doubtful) the people in that state are still entitled to participate in the program.
This could be as simple as lumping them into an insurance pool with a neighboring state... and thus all of that insurance revenue would flow out of state.
Bottom line... Republicans are butt-hurt and are tossing around a lot of threats that they won't follow through on.
- SteveLv 610 years ago
I think I'm seeing the future
"Frivolous health care reform lawsuit from Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Washington laughed out of court"
- dehypnosisLv 610 years ago
As many as 38 states are poised to file legal and constitutional challenges to this bill. It's because it usurps states' sovereignty. The bill is blatantly unconstitutional. The federal government has no authority to force citizens to buy a product.
- fineDayguyLv 410 years ago
Idaho already passed the law nullifying it last week before it was voted on. And several other states, like 30 of them, have bills pending to do the same.
Obama claims to have done this one for the people. It seems that a majority of the people and a majority of the states are on the other side when it comes to Government mandated insurance.
And why is it that more and more people are apposed to this Obama, Pelosi, Reid, sponsored Gov. take over of the Health insurance industry?
I think Chris above me hit the nail on the head. These people unlike their reps in Congress are actually reading the bill and realize that O, P, & R have put a major spin on it.
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- Anonymous10 years ago
Probably because the attorneys general are Republicans.
You see, now every American will finally be guaranteed high quality, affordable health care coverage.
Every American will be covered under the toughest patient protections in history. Arbitrary premium hikes, insurance cancellations, and discrimination against pre-existing conditions will now be gone forever.
And we'll finally start reducing the cost of care -- creating millions of jobs, preventing families and businesses from plunging into bankruptcy, and removing over a trillion dollars of debt from the backs of our children.
But the victory that matters most tonight goes beyond the laws and far past the numbers.
It is the peace of mind enjoyed by every American, no longer one injury or illness away from catastrophe.
It is the workers and entrepreneurs who are now freed to pursue their slice of the American dream without fear of losing coverage or facing a crippling bill.
And it is the immeasurable joy of families in every part of this great nation, living happier, healthier lives together because they can finally receive the vital care they need.
This is what change looks like, and the Republicans can't stand it.
- Anonymous10 years ago
Some have actually READ the bill! The FED is terrible and grinding the average American family into the ground the last 30 years.
- PowerLv 710 years ago
reps are spoiled children but when it comes to educating themselves they are doing nothing cause if they knew about health care they wouldn't be doing this. They keep giving themselves bad karma with the waste of money they keep spending....actually the more they spend now the better for Obama. They can never win anything cause they have done so much that is backfiring now so it is funny to see all the lawsuits they file that never amount to anything. Dems used to be laid back but they are a awake now to how mean reps. are so they are not going to let reps push them around.
- Sunday CroneLv 710 years ago
Because these states, collectively, disagree totally with the concept of the Insurance plan that passed yesterday evening.
- AMERICA IS DEADLv 710 years ago
Good for them. The fewer states in the bill, the more coverage for the rest of us.
- Anonymous10 years ago
now its 11 states
claim is the fed does not have authority to mandate health insurance.