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Indiana Joins Health Insurance Reform Lawsuit

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The list of state attorney generals suing over the individual mandate contained in the health insurance reform bill has now increased to 14. Indiana will now be included in the class action lawsuit.

The requirement that all residents of the state buy Indiana health insurance is unprecedented, according to the attorney general. He believes that its constitutionality should be examined by the Supreme Court. For awhile, he was wavering on his involvement in the lawsuit, but a report by Republican Senator Richard Lugar convinced him to pay closer attention.

How will these states, many of which are suffering from their own budget difficulties, pay the legal expenses? According to Indiana AG Greg Zoeller, the costs will be evenly split among the states. Like all but one of the attorney generals participating, he is a Republican.

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