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More States Join Lawsuit Challenging The Health Law

As power shifts at the state level, news outlets report that Georgia, Ohio and Wisconsin are joining the multi-state challenge. The individual mandate is the focus of this legal action.

The Associated Press: New Top Ga. Lawyer Will Join Suit Over Health Care
Georgia's next attorney general plans to follow through on a pledge to participate with other states in a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's health care overhaul after he's sworn in (Bluestein, 1/10).

Reuters: Ohio Becomes 25th State To Contest Healthcare Plan
Ohio is joining a multistate lawsuit over the federal health care reform plan passed less than a year ago because the law "tramples on the rights of Ohio's citizens," the state's new attorney general said on Monday (Lambert, 1/10).

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: State Working Join Federal Health Lawsuit, Van Hollen Says
Wisconsin's attorney general is seeking to join counterparts from other states suing to overturn the federal health law, focusing on a provision requiring Americans to purchase health insurance (Stein, 1/10).

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