Mississippi Joins Health Care Overhaul Lawsuit

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Gov. Haley Barbour says Mississippi has joined a multi-state lawsuit challenging the federal health care overhaul.

Barbour has been saying for weeks that he intended to join the suit. He made it official Friday.

Barbour, a Republican, calls the federal law an "unprecedented expansion of federal power."

He says the Constitution does not give Congress the power to require people to buy health insurance.

Mississippi is one of 20 states involved in the lawsuit, which is led by Florida.

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  • by tax payer and voter Location: Meridian on May 19, 2010 at 07:46 AM
    Mississippi Goveneor Haley Barbour is filing a lawsuit against the government beacuse of health care. Obiviously HB haven't been paying attention to what's been going on in Miss. for the past 10 to 20 years. We lead the country in everything bad, including health and he is against health care. The people on this site that are for him, i am pretty sure has health insurance and probably want need to government support. What's crazy is the ones that are on the HB bandwagon that needs it. You have a president that is trying to do something for you, and like the idiots that some of you are, you are listening to your governor say that you don't need it. Do you really think HB would give a ____ if you were in hospital sick and couldn't pay your bill. Heck no, and it would be even worser if you work for the city of Meridian or there school system. HB is going to run this state into the ground and jump ship. and the fools that voted for him or going to go back and vote for the next fool.
  • by ruby red Location: MS on May 17, 2010 at 07:12 PM
    For confused. This is not a frivolous lawsuit. It is a legitimate suit filed by many states opposing government takeover of our lives, health, welfare & freedoms. Yes, Haley Barbour is a governor for the people of the state of MS. He is looking out for our best interest. This is definitely not lawsuit abuse. We also do not need federally mandated health care. YOU are going to pay for this health care & if you do not, YOU will go to jail. This is what the health care bill is based on. Yes, anonymous, charity comes from the heart - not the government. The freedom to decide who you give your money to, not taken away & given to just anybody. I agree wholeheartedly. By-the-way government run health care is socialism. Spread the wealth, right? Everybody equal, right? What happens when you run out of other peoples' money. Everyone is equal right? Equally poor and equally hopeless. That's why it's failed everywhere it has been instituted. GO GET 'EM HALEY!
  • by Laura Location: Meridian on May 17, 2010 at 07:04 PM
    This is a frivolous lawsuit by Haley----and he DOES have his hand out for federal assistance-----and he is ramping himself up for whatever he can find to do after he leaves office as governor---which I don't think will really be much----because he has shown himself to be two-faced, and not really looking out for the best interests of the people of Mississippi.
  • by Anonymous on May 17, 2010 at 05:33 AM
    Who do you think is going to pay for this health care bill? Those of us who work for a living.I understand that there are people who are disabled and for various reasons need help and I am willing to help & I do what I can,but we have too many sitting on their ___ doing nothing.My salary is lower so I can get health insurance & I pay out of my pocket for my family.The Bible says(Paraphrased)"if you don't work, you don't eat".That most probably applies to health insurance, also.By the way, don't think I'm some rich person,my family were laborers,I struggled & got a Master's & had to pay back student loans & have gone thru the spouse out of work too.I just want other folks to work as hard as I do.By the way, when we couldn't pay the rent, we scrambled to pick up odd jobs for a few dollars here & there to make up the difference.Try it,it really does work.People learned that we worked hard for what money they gave us & so it wasn't so hard to find a little something.
  • by veteran Location: lauderdale county on May 15, 2010 at 06:32 PM
    and when this fails, i hope he pays for this foolhearth attemp out of his pocket and not mine... oh right, never mind.
  • by confused on May 15, 2010 at 10:44 AM
    How can Haley sue the federal government and have his hand out for federal assistance at the same time. I am sure that, as usual, MS is a state with a higher than average number of people uninsured. Haley is not a governor of the people, but of big business. He will be looking for the Fed. Gov. to provide relief from the recent tornado that almost tore up his hometown and for assistance with the oil leak. Hey Haley why are you getting on your friends to stop this leak instead of filing "FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS" against the federal government. STOP LAWSUIT ABUSE. Call Haley and tell him to go to ____ we need our health care.
  • by Jody Location: Union on May 14, 2010 at 10:17 PM
    Haley's doing it for 2012. I am so glad his time is limited in his role!
  • by ghgh Location: Meridian on May 14, 2010 at 04:22 PM
    Do you realy think Haley is doing this for the people of this state, think again.
  • by Good job Haley ! on May 14, 2010 at 04:09 PM
    I am thrilled Mississippi is joining the Lawsuit . .This is the United States of America and I hope all states get on board so we can keep our country .
  • by Carl Location: PHILLY on May 14, 2010 at 12:31 PM
    Way to go Haley, let's stop this goverment take over and keep America free.
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