New York Will Bring Lawsuit If Health Care Bill Passes
New York State intends to sue the federal government should the Senate and House GOP healthcare plan be passed and signed into law.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman claims his office has identified several constitutional defects with the bill.
This bill isn’t simply unconscionable and unjust – it’s unconstitutional. That’s why I’ve made clear: if this bill ever becomes law, I will challenge it in court, to protect the millions of New Yorkers whose health care is at stake,” said Schneiderman.
He says that includes the placement of unconstitutional conditions on federal dollars used for health care.
Schneiderman and Governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement at an event at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, encouraging members of New York's Congressional delegation to stand against the bill.
"The Senate health care bill is an assault on New Yorkers that would decimate hospitals and devastate healthcare access," Cuomo said.