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List of 27 States Suing Over Obamacare

Posted By Brandon Stewart On January 17, 2011 @ 4:00 pm In Obamacare | Comments Disabled

Last March, Virginia and Florida (joined by 12 other states) filed suit against Obamacare, challenging its constitutionality. Since that time, many other states have joined in, recognizing the threat posed by the legislation to both the Constitution and their own state budgets [1]. As we reported on Friday, more than half of all states [2] are now suing over Obamacare.

In Friday’s post, several commenters asked for a complete list of the states involved with the various lawsuits, which we have compiled below. The following list contains all 27 states that have started or joined in a lawsuit against Obamacare. Those highlighted gray are in the process of joining a suit or, in the case of Oklahoma, preparing to sue on their own.

STATES SUING OVER OBAMACARE

State Lawsuit Joined Date Joined
Virginia Virginia March 23, 2010 [3]
Florida Florida March 23, 2010 [4]
South Carolina Florida March 23, 2010 [4]
Nebraska Florida March 23, 2010 [4]
Texas Florida March 23, 2010 [4]
Utah Florida March 23, 2010 [4]
Louisiana Florida March 23, 2010 [4]
Alabama Florida March 23, 2010 [4]
Michigan Florida March 23, 2010 [4]
Colorado Florida March 23, 2010 [4]
Pennsylvania Florida March 23, 2010 [4]
Washington Florida March 23, 2010 [4]
Idaho Florida March 23, 2010 [4]
South Dakota Florida March 23, 2010 [4]
North Dakota Florida April 5, 2010 [5]
Arizona Florida April 6, 2010 [6]
Georgia Florida April 13, 2010 [7]
Alaska Florida April 20, 2010 [8]
Nevada Florida May 14, 2010 [9]
Indiana Florida May 14, 2010 [10]
Mississippi Florida May 14, 2010 [11]
Wisconsin Florida January 3, 2011 [12]
Oklahoma Oklahoma January 7, 2011 [13]
Wyoming Florida January 7, 2011 [14]
Ohio Florida January 11, 2011 [15]
Kansas Florida January 12, 2011 [16]
Maine Florida January 12, 2011 [17]

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[1] their own state budgets: http://www.foundry.org/2011/01/12/half-of-all-states-now-suing-to-stop-obamacare/

[2] more than half of all states: http://www.foundry.org/2011/01/14/more-than-half-of-all-states-now-suing-to-stop-obamacare/

[3] March 23, 2010: http://www.oag.state.va.us/PRESS_RELEASES/Cuccinelli/32210_Health_Care_Bill.html

[4] March 23, 2010: http://www.myfloridalegal.com/newsrel.nsf/newsreleases/2426DBDB65C843D7852576EF005DB3A4

[5] April 5, 2010: http://www.ag.state.nd.us/NewsReleases/2010/04-05-10.pdf

[6] April 6, 2010: http://azgovernor.gov/dms/upload/PR_040610_BrewerJoinsHealthCareMandateChallenge.pdf

[7] April 13, 2010: http://sonnyperdue.georgia.gov/00/press/detail/0,2668,78006749_157126501_158683308,00.html

[8] April 20, 2010: http://gov.state.ak.us/parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=5349

[9] May 14, 2010: http://www.lvrj.com/news/gibbons-pushes-for-lawsuit-against-health-care-reform-93815294.html

[10] May 14, 2010: http://www.in.gov/portal/news_events/54062.htm

[11] May 14, 2010: http://www.governorbarbour.com/news/2010/may/5.14.10mississippijoinshealthcarechallenge.html

[12] January 3, 2011: http://www.doj.state.wi.us/absolutenm/templates/template_share.aspx?articleid=2370&zoneid=18

[13] January 7, 2011: http://www.oag.state.ok.us/oagweb.nsf/0/8723EA10351AAEE08625781400654082!OpenDocument

[14] January 7, 2011: http://governor.wy.gov/media/pressReleases/Pages/WyomingToChallengeHealthCareMandate.aspx

[15] January 11, 2011: http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Briefing-Room/News-Releases/January-2011/Health-Care-Reform

[16] January 12, 2011: http://www.ksag.org/page/attorney-general-derek-schmidt-asks-florida-attorney-general-to-allow-kansas-to-join-lawsuit-against-obamacare

[17] January 12, 2011: http://www.sunjournal.com/state/story/969440

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