Florida Attorney General Issues Statement After Virginia Ruling in Health Care Lawsuit

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TALLAHASSEE, FL – Attorney General Bill McCollum today issued the
following statement after the ruling in the Virginia lawsuit challenging
the federal health care law:

“I am pleased to see Judge Hudson’s order finding the individual mandate
to be an unconstitutional exercise of Congress’s powers. While Judge
Hudson struck the individual mandate, the lawsuit brought by 20 States
before Judge Vinson in Pensacola, Florida challenges both the individual
mandate and the costly Medicaid portions of federal health care act.

“The implementation of this law could add more than 1.9 million Floridians
to the Medicaid program, a tremendous financial burden on our state at a
time when our budget has no room for extra expenses. As our lawsuit heads
to oral argument this Thursday, I am hopeful we will obtain a favorable
decision that will strike down the individual mandate and also halt the
hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars required to be spent by states to
implement the Affordable Care Act.”


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