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McCollum Looks at Constitutionality Of Obamacare,for Flroida

December 29, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 29, 2009                                                                                 CONTACT: Kristy Campbell  850-241-1885     BILL MCCOLLUM TO DISCUSS FLORIDA’S REVIEW OF FEDERAL HEALTH CARE LEGISLATION ON FOX & FRIENDS

Tallahassee, FL – Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum will discuss his review of the constitutionality of the federal health care legislation’s individual mandate tomorrow morning on FOX News Channel’s FOX & Friends at 7:45 am.

Bill McCollum on FOX NEWS’ FOX & Friends

7:45 AM

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

For station information, please visit www.foxnews.com.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

In case you missed it, Bill McCollum today asked state Attorneys General across the nation to join him in reviewing the constitutionality of the federal health care bill’s individual mandate, specifically in regards to the Commerce Clause and Taxing Power set forth in the U.S. Constitution:

ORLANDO SENTINEL: McCollum: Health care reform is a call to arms (ORLANDO SENTINEL CENTRAL FLORIDA POLITICS BLOG, ” McCollum: Health care reform is a call to arms,” 12/29/09)

·          SENTINEL: “Calling the idea as envisioned in Washington a ‘living tax,’ he also said he hoped to band together with other states to mount a legal challenge should Congress pass a final version.”(ORLANDO SENTINEL CENTRAL FLORIDA POLITICS BLOG, ” McCollum: Health care reform is a call to arms,” 12/29/09)

ASSOCIATED PRESS: McCollum wants to review federal health care bill (ASSOCIATED PRESS, “McCollum wants to review federal health care bill,” 12/29/09)

·         AP: “Florida’s attorney general said Tuesday that he is looking at possibly suing the federal government over concerns about proposed health care legislation moving through Congress. Attorney General Bill McCollum, who is running for governor in 2010, said he’s particularly apprehensive about the constitutionality of a requirement in the federal bill that people pay a fine or tax if they don’t obtain the required health insurance.(ASSOCIATED PRESS, “McCollum wants to review federal health care bill ,” 12/29/09)

·         Bill McCollum: “There is a serious question whether a penalty of this nature is constitutional.” (ASSOCIATED PRESS, “McCollum wants to review federal health care bill ,” 12/29/09)

·         Bill McCollum: “Upon initial review, this appears to be contrary to the freedoms we, as Americans, have enjoyed for the past 233 years.” (ASSOCIATED PRESS, “McCollum wants to review federal health care bill ,” 12/29/09)

USA TODAY: Florida AG to probe constitutionality of health care bills (USA TODAY ON POLITICS BLOG “Florida AG to probe constitutionality of health care bills,” 12/29/09)

·         TODAY: “Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum…announced today he will launch a review of the constitutionality of the health care legislation pending in Congress. For months critics have questioned the legality of a key provision in both the House and Senate bills that would require virtually all Americans to buy a health insurance policy or face a tax penalty.”  (USA TODAY ON POLITICS BLOG “Florida AG to probe constitutionality of health care bills,” 12/29/09)

POLITICO: “Add Florida Republican Attorney General Bill McCollum to the list of GOP state attorney generals reviewing whether Democratic health reforms are constitutional.” (POLITICO LIVE PULSE BLOG, “Add McCollum to the list of GOP AGs reviewing reform’s constitutionality,” 12/29/09)

MIAMI HERALD: “McCollum orders inquiry into health insurance requirement… McCollum called on other attorneys general to join his inquiry. He also said he will join other states that are looking into the legality of the special deal secured by Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson.” (MIAMI HERALD NAKED POLITICS BLOG “McCollum orders inquiry into health insurance requirement,” 12/29/09)

PALM BEACH POST: “Florida Attorney General says federal health care reform might violate constitution.” (PALM BEACH POST “Florida Attorney General says federal health care reform might violate constitution,” 12/29/09)

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES: “Attorney General Bill McCollum has ordered his staff to check the constitutionality of the requirement in the federal health care bill that individuals buy health insurance.” (ST. PETERSBURG TIMES BUZZ BLOG “McCollum to look into proposed insurance requirement,” 12/29/09)

All I can say is, it’s about time!!  The People will always win, when the standard is the Constitution of the United States!– Go Bill !

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3 Comments
  1. December 7, 2010 11:33 pm

    The annual Medicare open enrollment started last week and runs through Dec. 31. Thinking about Medicare at the moment is really a retirement planning required for anyone 65 or older.

  2. Poppy permalink
    January 10, 2010 12:06 pm

    Do you support cutting all Medicare/Medicaid and also all VA Benefits once leaving service?

    • Tamara permalink
      February 10, 2010 2:10 pm

      Absolutely not!

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