20 states are now involved in constitutional challenges to the new health care law. On Monday, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, asked a federal judge to dismiss Virginia’s lawsuit which alleges that Congress overstepped its constitutional bounds. This is the first action by the administration in response to these various lawsuits.
The Oklahoma House of Representatives just approved a resolution giving voters the opportunity to vote on an amendment which would opt them out of the health care reform law. It will be placed on the November 2 ballot.
Finally, a bill has been introduced in the House (H.R. 5424) that will repeal the new health care reform law.
This bill would implement much needed liability reform, would allow individuals to purchase health insurance across state lines, and would enhance Health Savings Accounts. These are all actions that would help push down health insurance costs, an area that unfortunately is not addressed in the current law.