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Ohio AG Refuses to Join Health Care Lawsuit

From Dispatch Politics:

Ohio will not join 15 other states that are suing to block the federal health-care overhaul as a costly mandate and an infringement on personal liberty, Attorney General Richard Cordray announced yesterday.

Cordray, a Democrat, said a lawsuit initiated by Florida’s Republican attorney general has “no legal merit” and would needlessly tie up the resources of his office.

Minutes after President Barack Obama signed the health-care legislation last Tuesday, Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum and the top legal officers of 12 other states filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida challenging the law. Indiana joined the 13 yesterday. Their lawsuit said the requirement that Americans buy health insurance violates the “commerce clause” of the U.S. Constitution, which grants Congress the power to regulate commerce among states.

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