In Michigan
5:48 am
Tue March 23, 2010

Michigan AG says health care overhaul goes too far

LANSING, MI –

Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox says the landmark health care overhaul signed into law by President Barack Obama exceeds the limits of what Washington can force
Americans to do.

The Republican attorney general and gubernatorial candidate joined attorneys general from 12 other states Tuesday in suing the federal government. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Pensacola, Fla., claims the overhaul is unconstitutional.

The lawsuit was filed minutes after the Democratic president signed the 10-year, $938 billion bill the House passed Sunday night. Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is taking the lead in the legal challenge.

Cox says in a statement that the overhaul is an "unprecedented overreach by Congress and the President."