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Wisconsin to join health reform lawsuit


WISCONSIN (WXOW) -- Wisconsin has joined 20 other states in challenging the legality of the new health care reform law.

Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen received permission from new Republican Governor Scott Walker to join the suit.

Van Hollen had been denied that permission by Democratic Governor Jim Doyle.

"The federal government seriously overreached in passing this federal health care law, the mandate to purchase health insurance by virtue of existing. Never before has the federal government mandated someone buy something," Van Hollen says.

Of the 20 attorneys general filing these suits, all but one is a Republican.

The lawsuit contends the law's requirement that all Americans buy health insurance is unconstitutional.

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