AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Attorney General Greg Abbott says Texas and
other states will legally challenge the federal health care
legislation Congress has passed.
Abbott issued a statement late Sunday night after the U.S. House
approved the measure. He said the legislation violates the U.S.
Constitution and unconstitutionally infringes upon Texans'
The bill passed by Congress is headed to President Barack Obama
for his signature. House members voted 219-212 late Sunday to
approve a health care overhaul that that would extend coverage to
32 million uninsured Americans and make other changes to the
nation's health care system.
Only House Democrats voted for the bill. Abbott is a Republican.
A number of Texas Republicans have been highly critical of the
Links to More Information on the Heathcare Bill
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.