SEARCH FOR Health Insurance Agents
Plan Type:
Your State:
Find Agents

Florida Health Insurance reform status

The National Federation of Independent Business, a small-business lobbying group, connected Florida’s legal confront to the health-care reform law accepted in March, becoming the first confidential organization looking for turn over the gauge.     The group’s filing today came as the end-of-week deadline approached for amending the protest initially brought by Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum. The lawsuit’s plaintiffs now include 20 states.
The states claim the legislation places an unauthorized saddle on their budgets by expanding Medicaid, the federal-state program that provides health care for the poor. Virginia sued separately in March, opposing that a constraint that people buy health insurance exceeds Congress’s powers.
The legislation “could force some small businesses to close,” Karen Harned, executive director of the organization’s Washington legal center, said today in a press conference in Tampa, Florida. The association warned that new mandates, rules and toll would hurt salary and keep small businesses from creating new jobs.
Joining Florida in a suit filed in Pensacola were Alabama, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Washington. The suit was amended to include Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, Nevada and South Dakota.
Both the Florida and Virginia lawsuits ask the courts to affirm the legislation unlawful.
The Justice Department has said it would energetically defend the constitutionality of the law. The health  insurance in Florida renovate will extend Medicaid coverage to 16 million more Americans, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The legislation will cost the states billions of dollars to govern, the attorneys general claim.
The attorneys general opposing the health law claim it infringes on states’ sovereignty and violates the Constitution’s 10th Amendment, which says powers not decided to the national government are reticent by the states. “Such an extraordinary claim of power, if allowed to stand, will essentially change the relationship between the people of the United States and their government,” said Randy Barnett, a constitutional law professor at Georgetown University.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 at 8:38 am and is filed under Florida Health Insurance. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply