Obama Signs Health Care Bill But 13 States Sue Over Health Care
Millions of supporters of the new Heallth Care Reform Bill are now rejoicing as the proposed health care bill was finally signed by US President Obama to become a law today in the East Room of the White House.
Accordingly, a happy Obama signed the health care bill into law today in a White House ceremony marking a historical event of the expansion of health insurance coverage.
Obama said: “Today, after almost a century of trying — today, after over a year of debate — today, after all the votes have been tallied, health insurance reform becomes law in the United States of America.”
In his speech, Obama thanked several persons which were instrumental in pushing this health care bill that includes his mother who had an argument with several insurance companies before she died of Cancer.
However, things won’t be easy for Obama as 13 US States filed lawsuits minutes after he signed the health care bill into law. These 13 states demanded to fix and amend some clauses in the health care bill that includes the mandatory requirement that all Americans should buy health insurance or else face financial penalties, among others.
The lawsuit was filed at Pensacola just 7 minutes after Obama signed the new health care bill to become a law with Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum as the leader of the group joined together by several attorneys general from 12 other states which includes South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Michigan, Utah, Pennsylvania, Alabama, South Dakota, Idaho, Washington, Colorado, and Louisiana.
What’s the likelihood of success of these 13 lawsuits filed against the Federal Government? Well, according to some legal experts, its success is very little because “under the Constitution, federal laws trump state laws”.
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