NC Not Joining Lawsuit Challenging Health Care Overhaul

North Carolina's Attorney General says the state will not join a lawsuit that tries to overturn President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Attorney General Roy Cooper said in a letter to Governor Beverly Perdue that health care is a policy decision that should be decided by elected representatives and not appointed federal judges.

Cooper said there's ample time for elected officials to change the legislation since most provisions in dispute don't take effect until 2013.

More than a dozen Attorneys General have joined a lawsuit that claims the federal government cannot force citizens to buy health coverage. They also argue the federal government is violating the constitution.


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  • by To Truth Location: gville on Apr 19, 2010 at 09:45 AM
    What planet are you from? Medicare is not at all free. I am paying in plenty each paycheck and probably will not see a dime from it and have been for 33 years. You still have to pay for it even after you get it, check your facts. I worked in a medical practice for 17 years, ask a Veterans how good VA is at paying medical bills, some took 2 to 3 yrs to pay us. How much will Obamacare cost? We will truely see down the road.
  • by Me Location: williamston on Apr 19, 2010 at 08:37 AM
    To all those who complain about RACE, the only race america will have is when we ALL race to the voting booth and go Republican and bring in Sarah the drillbaby.
  • by ace Location: plymouth on Apr 19, 2010 at 07:17 AM
    The only thing that will change the existing government is money. When the people who pay taxes are feed up, then things will change. Be honest with yourself and ask where is the money coming from. The government is not a business. It gets the money from taxpayers. No body living in these United States should go for a year and not pay any taxes. How can you not pay any in and get some back? That the problem!
  • by willie Location: beaufort on Apr 18, 2010 at 08:38 PM
    To obama snake oil co; Don,t need a raft if I wanted to go to cuba or anywhere else.I own three large boats. I would freely take these complainers to their desired destination. america love it or leave it remember?
  • by willie Location: beaufort on Apr 18, 2010 at 05:00 PM
    To anoonymous, As a taxpayer making over a hundred thousand dollars a year the honest way ,doesn,t give me the right to look down on anyone else.After 40 years, now I,m giving back by helping others.
  • by willie Location: beaufort on Apr 18, 2010 at 04:52 PM
    To anonymous complaining is the word.Thanks for seeing my error.When or if YOURparty takes over nothing will change.Remember your party had eight years and wouldn,t try to help working people.
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Apr 18, 2010 at 03:53 PM
    Truth on Apr 18, 2010 at 02:47 PM, nice job of pointing out those that cannot work anymore or those down on their luck. Your point is? And you thought healtcare was to pay for the poor when they already have it. Think about it....please.
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Apr 18, 2010 at 12:32 PM
    Willie....bless your pumpkin heart. I suggest you take a raft to Cuba, after all, that is you destiny...you will have a one ticket out of here in November, sorry, your guy is a communist.
  • by Truth on Apr 18, 2010 at 11:47 AM
    I find it very interesting that so many people are complaining about the new health care plan. What is medicare? Free health insurance for the 65 and over group. What are VA benefits? Free health care for our veterans. What is Social Security? Free taxpayer money to those who have worked and many that haven't. What is Medicaid? Free health insurance for the poor. What is social security disability income? Free money to those who are truly unable to work and those that freeload. Now why can't middle class Americans get a break and be able to buy affordable health insurance? What is so bad about that?
  • by Anonymous on Apr 18, 2010 at 11:27 AM
    willie in november I will be thankful that your party is gone.Until then I am going to keep posting.And what the heck is complsining?You need take a bus to somewhere learn how to spell.Adios.
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