Attorney General Pam Bondi and the 25 Other States Challenging the Federal Health Care Law File Reply Brief on Medicaid Coercion Claim

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and the 25 other
states challenging the federal health care act today filed a reply brief
with the United States Supreme Court on the States’ Medicaid coercion
claim. The brief argues that the federal health care act coerces the States
by requiring them to expand their Medicaid programs at significant costs to
the States or risk losing all of their federal Medicaid funding.

“If the federal government can coerce states to administer federal programs
by threatening to withhold billions of dollars that are extracted from
in-state taxpayers in the first place, then there are no limits to
Congress’ spending power,” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi.

Today’s reply brief is in response to the federal government’s answer brief
on Medicaid which was filed Feb. 10.

Follow this link to view the reply brief:

http://myfloridalegal.com/webfiles.nsf/WF/MMFD-8SBRX5/$file/31212replybrief.pdf

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Contact:
Jenn Meale
Phone: 850.245.0150
jennifer.meale@myfloridalegal.com

 

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