Nielsen Calls On Attorney General To Join Lawsuit To Stop Health-Care Mandate

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Assemblyman Jim Nielsen today called on California's Attorney General Jerry Brown to join 14 other states (and counting) in suing the federal government over the health care takeover bill that Congress passed last Sunday.

Noting that the plan is unconstitutional because Congress cannot force people to buy health insurance or any other products, Nielsen blasted the partisan healthcare scheme that President Barack Obama signed into law on Tuesday. The plan will mandate most Americans to buy health insurance or face severe penalties.

"To force American citizens to purchase something against their will is a violation of the U.S. Constitution and a direct assault on the freedoms and liberties this county was founded upon," stated Nielsen. "Those of us whom the people have elected to represent them need to step up and listen to them in Sacramento since with Sunday's vote it has become painfully obvious that those in Washington D.C. don't."

Nielsen added that "This suit is an urgent and necessary action essential to protecting Californians from this breathtaking usurpation of state's rights and an overwhelming government assault on California's quality healthcare system."