3 from Miss. sue over health care law

The Associated Press

HATTIESBURG, Miss.

Three Mississippi residents have filed suit in federal court challenging the Obama Administration’s new health care law, a newspaper reported.

The suit was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Hattiesburg on behalf of Richard Conrad of Laurel, Ryan S. Walters of Hattiesburg and Michael E. Shotwell of Ellisville, according to a report in The Clarion-Ledger. However, a copy of the lawsuit couldn’t be found Sunday on the federal court’s Web site.

The plaintiffs’ attorneys, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, and K. Doug Lee of Hattiesburg, didn’t immediately return messages left by The Associated Press on Sunday.

Conrad said the federal government is overstepping its bounds by forcing individuals to purchase health insurance to comply with the recently passed law.

“To be an American citizen and be forced to do anything is kind of contrary to our nature,” Conrad said. “If I understand the constitution correctly, we’ve never been made to purchase or buy a product or service from a private entity.”
Read more: http://www.sunherald.com/2010/04/04/2074052/3-from-miss-sue-over-health-care.html#ixzz0kEE2XBtT

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