Is mandated health care a state’s rights issue?

The World

Attorneys general from 16 states are challenging the health care legislation that was signed into law by President Obama last month. They’re contesting the constitutionality of the law.

The lawsuit brings into question whether the federal government has the power to mandate that people purchase health insurance, arguing that individual states should handle legislation related to health care. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is one of the attorneys general behind the suit; he says that this fight is the last stand for federalism.

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