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”.

What do you think of this new health care bill that was just signed into law today? Participate in our mini discussion by leaving your comments here.

3 thoughts on “Obama Signs Health Care Bill But 13 States Sue Over Health Care

  1. Actually, it’s not that federal law trumps state law, that’s a very ignorant point for that law-professor to make.

    The states are saying that the Health Care Reform bill Congress passed contradicts provisions of the United States’ own Constitution. For example, the Constitution grants the federal government the right to regulate interstate commerce. The Constitution does not authorize the Federal Government to force interstate commerce, much less intrastate commerce. This Bill, in essence, not only oversteps the boundaries of that provision, but are now in violation of the 10th Amendment.

  2. I would like to mention to this very biased report that many more millions are crying and screaming that they will not participate, and will do everything to have it repealed because of its lawless nature and its transgressions against the constitution. There is blatant disregard for the law of the land. They did not pass this, they bastardized it. They are morally bankrupt in this accomplishment and I use the term loosely, and the level of anger on behalf of a majority of Americans, may have drastic results. Many of us have fought radical socialism, and growing up in the cold war, we were trained to and had reason to do so. If you care at all about your freedom, then you will be saddened dramatically at the end of this road, and powerless to do one damn thing about it. Shame on you for not reporting the other side to this, and omission is LYING. Whoever writes this bunk, is either communist, or just plainly ignorant.

    So go ahead and live in your rose garden. The reality of the world is very different from your impression. It is obvious that you have never set foot in a communist country, or seen its oppression.


  3. The bill is unconstitutional and does violate the states’ rights, not to mention the rights of every American citizen. It is obvious that millions do not want this bill, and will fight against it.
    The president would do well to listen to the protesting states: ignoring them will only infuriate them more. We don’t want another civil war…

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