Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna, one of the plaintiffs in lawsuit, says he wanted “thoughtful debate” on health care law
Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna had joined the law suit with more than two-dozen other states challenging the Affordable Care Act. The Republican candidate for governor, who sought to invalidate the mandate to buy insurance and Medicaid mandates for states, put out a news release that says in part:
Today the US Supreme Court upheld the 2010 Affordable Care Act. In a close decision, with multiple opinions, the Court ruled that the federal requirement to purchase health insurance—specifically a plan dictated by government regulators – does not violate the Constitution.
The states argued that the Constitution’s Commerce Clause allows Congress