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Obama Health Law Should Be Completely Thrown Out, States Argue

The Obama administration’s health-care reform should be thrown out because it overreaches the federal government’s authority, opponents argued in a Florida lawsuit three days after a judge in Virginia ruled part of the law unconstitutional.

“The entire act has to fall,” Deputy Florida Attorney General Blaine Winship told U.S. District Judge C. Roger Vinson in Pensacola yesterday. Vinson heard arguments from lawyers for 20 states and the U.S. government on whether the act exceeds legitimate federal power.