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HHS Asks Court to Drop Virginia Mandate Suit
Health Leaders Media

The Obama administration on Monday asked a federal district court in Richmond, VA, to dismiss the state’s lawsuit filed two months ago that said Congress had overreached its powers under the new healthcare reform law by requiring citizens in the 50 states to purchase healthcare insurance.

In a motion filed before the midnight deadline, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that the law is within the scope of the Constitution’s Commerce Clause.