Arizona lawsuit is latest to challenge to federal health care law

A host of Arizona lawmakers joined a conservative watchdog group Thursday in filing a 78-page lawsuit challenging the federal health care overhaul, becoming the latest party to enter the growing fight against the law at the local level.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Phoenix by the Goldwater Institute and Arizona representatives, takes aim at several key provisions in the health care law, focusing primarily — as most challenges have — on the requirement to purchase health insurance coverage.

“Congress simply does not have the power under the ‘commerce clause’ to require an individual mandate. This is the first time that Congress has attempted to compel individuals to buy a private product,” said Clint Bolick, an attorney in the case.

Bolick called the law, which won’t go into full effect until 2014, unconstitutional and “one of the most sweeping invasions of individual liberty and state sovereignty” in history.

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  • clw

    “The U.S. government argued that everyone will need medical services at some point in their life and therefore is either a ‘current or future participation in the health care market,’ and therefore subject to taxation.

    We do not leave people to die at the emergency room door — whether they have insurance or not. … ”

    This makes NO sense. What if I DO get sick or need emergency services, but what IF I choose to pay CASH rather than be forced into Obamacare paying for all the people who AREN’T taking care of themselves and/or who “can not” pay?

  • emem

    Insurance companies are already raising rates 20% + in anticipation of the new costs to them of Obamacare, which we all get to share. Open enrollment is on the horizon, premiums are rising, and here we are without enough info to prepare for the higer costs of cadillac taxes, reduced coverage, or whatever is coming.

    Wish I was in a union or COngress so I would be exempt!

  • Dafney