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Posted: 9/14/2010 2:57:04 AM EDT
Let's pray the judge allows the case to move forward.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_HEALTH_OVERHAUL_LAWSUIT?SITE=FLTAM&SECTION=US

Fla. judge to hear legal arguments of health plan

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) –– The Obama administration hopes a federal judge in Florida will toss a lawsuit by that state and 19 others claiming the president's health care overhaul is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson will hold a hearing in the case Tuesday morning in Pensacola.

The states and the government disagree over sections of the law that will require people to have health insurance or face tax penalties. They also disagree over whether states should pay additional Medicaid costs not covered by the federal government.

The lawsuit is likely to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Florida's Republican Attorney General Bill McCollum filed the lawsuit just minutes after President Barack Obama signed the health care bill into law.

Link Posted: 9/14/2010 3:34:14 AM EDT
Sure is moving slowly through the system . I'm sure it will move on up the line.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 9:27:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2010 9:29:45 AM EDT by Bhart89]

Update - Looks like parts will move forward. I hope that both the requirement that everyone buy a product as well as the fact that States are forced to suppor an unfunded mandate (medicare) make it to trial.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100914/ap_on_re_us/us_health_overhaul_lawsuit_5
States' suit on Obama health plan may go to trial

PENSACOLA, Fla. – A federal judge says he likely will let go to trial portions of a lawsuit by Florida and 19 other states challenging the president's health care overhaul as unconstitutional.

But U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson said at a Tuesday hearing in Pensacola that he expects to dismiss other parts.

Vinson didn't specify which parts of the lawsuit likely will go to trial but said he will issue a ruling by Oct. 14.

The states and the administration disagree over sections of the law that will require people to have health insurance or face tax penalties. They also disagree over whether states should pay additional Medicaid costs not covered by the federal government.

The lawsuit is likely to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Obama administration hopes a federal judge in Florida will toss a lawsuit by that state and 19 others claiming the president's health care overhaul is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson will hold a hearing in the case Tuesday morning in Pensacola.

The states and the government disagree over sections of the law that will require people to have health insurance or face tax penalties. They also disagree over whether states should pay additional Medicaid costs not covered by the federal government.

The lawsuit is likely to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Florida's Republican Attorney General Bill McCollum filed the lawsuit just minutes after President Barack Obama signed the health care bill into law.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 9:29:15 AM EDT
Is it possible for this judge to order a stay? Meaning can this judge put obunghole-care on hold until the outcome of the trial? That would be positive.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 9:31:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Partisan:
Is it possible for this judge to order a stay? Meaning can this judge put obunghole-care on hold until the outcome of the trial? That would be positive.


In my uneducated opinion I don't think so because the requirement to purchase insurance doesn't kick in until 2014. Not sure about the Medicare funding part.
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