Oregon plans to defend health care reform bill in court

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While 15 states, including Virginia, plan to wage a legal fight against the new federal health care reform bill, Oregon is taking the opposite tack. According to the Portland Business Journal, Gov. Ted Kulongoski and Attorney General John Kroger announced today that Oregon will be the first state to take legal action in court to defend the bill.

Kroger is quoted as saying that “I think it is critical that the courts hear not just from the opponents of the health care legislation, but from those states that believe it is constitutional.” He plans to ask attorney generals in other state to work with Oregon to develop a legal strategy.



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