Wednesday, March 24, 2010

13 States File Lawsuit Against Health Care Bill as Unconstitutional

In response to an unprecedented infringement into Americans' choices and lives, a federal lawsuit was filed by Texas attorney General Greg Abbott on behalf of 13 other attorney generals contesting the constitutionality of the newly enacted Health Care Reform law.

The thirteen-state coalition, which includes Texas, Florida, South Carolina, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Washington, Colorado, Michigan, Utah, Alabama, South Dakota, and Idaho, filed its legal challenge in the Federal District Court in the Northern District of Florida. It was filed shortly after President Barack Obama signed the bill into law. The legal action specifically challenges the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and names the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury and Labor as defendants because those federal agencies are charged with implementing the Act's constitutionally impermissible provisions.
California's attorney general Jerry Brown is also unenthusiastically looking into the constitutionality of the law.

In spite of whatever happens, I think ultimately when Americans learn about the details of what their misguided politicians have done on their behalf, they will simply not cooperate. It's much easier not to cooperate with the health care reform requirements then to follow them. I predict the government's new health plan will be difficult to enforce as multitudes of people will simply ignore its existence.

Desperate politicians do desperate things. This bill is one of those desperate things of elderly dying statesmen like Ted Kennedy who wanted to leave their mark on America prior to their deaths. It's even been reported Patrick Kennedy recently placed a note on his father's grave saying his work was done. So, this health care bill is really about misguided politicians, the historic mark they wished to leave on the nation and not about America's improved health care. It can be viewed as rather ominous Patrick Kennedy placed a note on a dead man's grave over American's new health care plan.

Nancy Pelosi, whose in her 70's, obviously needed some historic mark to leave our country. Pelosi's primarily responsible for why this bill survived and ultimately became law.