Ky. lawmakers join challenge to health care reform

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Nearly all of Kentucky's state-level
Republican lawmakers have signed a legal brief in support of a
lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

State Rep. Tim Moore of Elizabethtown said he's tired of sitting
on the sidelines on what is perhaps the biggest issue facing the
country.

More than 300 lawmakers from 17 states, including nearly 60 from
Kentucky, signed a friend-of-the-court brief that an attorney for
the libertarian Cato Institute will file Monday with the U.S.
Supreme Court.

The lawmakers contend that Congress violated the Constitution's
commerce clause by compelling people to purchase insurance.
Congress, they say, has no right to force people to engage in
commerce.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WYMT CONTACT INFO 199 Black Gold Blvd. Hazard, KY 41701 606-436-5757 - switchboard 606-439-9968 - newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 139250898 - wkyt.com/a?a=139250898