Attorneys General from Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington have sued the federal government over ObamaCare.
Forcing people to buy health insurance -- a product they may or may not want with benefits they may or may not be able to afford -- is unconstitutional, according to the state attorney generals.
"By imposing such a mandate, the law exceeds the powers of the United States under Article I of the Constitution and violates the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution. Additionally, the tax penalty required under the law constitutes an unlawful direct tax in violation of Article I, sections 2 and 9 of the Constitution,” said the generals.
The combined population of these 15 states represents 37 percent of the United States population based on the latest estimates from the Census Bureau.
While the government will defend the constitutionality of ObamaCare in court, President Obama and the Democrats still can’t sell the product to the customers. Opposition to ObamaCare continues to outpace support – despite dominating the news for more than a year. The Real Clear Politics average of all polls conducted from March 10 through March 28 shows that 50 percent of respondents oppose ObamaCare while 40 percent support it.