LA Gov. Jindal says healthcare legislation is unconstitutional
Baton Rouge, LA

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced Monday afternoon that he believes the national health care bill approved by Congress Sunday is unconstitutional.

“It’s a bad bill for Louisiana, a bad bill for America,” Jindal said.

Jindal said he has asked Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell to look into the legality of the federal government mandating that citizens purchase health care insurance.

“This is a huge overreach,” Jindal said during a Monday afternoon news conference. “I believe it would violate the constitutional rights of our people.”

Attorney Generals from several other states have already announced plans to challenge the issue in court.

Caldwell said Monday he has not yet decided whether to join those potential lawsuits. “I’m having our top staff research the health care issue,” Caldwell said.

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