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States Respond To Feds' Motion To Dismiss Lawsuit

Twenty states are gearing up to file their response to the government's attempt to dismiss their lawsuit challenging the health care overhaul.

A key issue raised by their lawsuit is whether the federal government can require individuals to purchase health care insurance and fine those who don't.

The states argue the new law will require them to pay additional medicaid costs not covered by the federal government, but that they cannot opt out of the program for low-income and disabled people because it has become too popular.

They maintain that violates the 10th amendment.

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