Claiming that the new health care legislation is unconstitutional, Republican attorneys general from 13 states are suing the federal government to stop the health system overhaul.
The lawsuit, which names the departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury and Labor, was filed in federal court in Pensacola, Fla., immediately after President Barack Obama signed the reform bill Tuesday, the Associated Press reported.
The lead in the lawsuit is being taken by Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum. It also includes attorneys general from South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Michigan, Utah, Pennsylvania, Alabama, South Dakota, Louisiana, Idaho, Washington and Colorado.
Other Republican attorneys general may join the lawsuit later or sue separately, the AP reported.