Associated Press, Published March 22 2010
ND considers joining health care legal challengeBISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota might join a legal challenge to the newly approved federal health care legislation.
A spokeswoman for Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the issue is being researched.
Attorneys general in some states are exploring provisions in the bill that require people to buy health insurance.
There are questions about whether the U.S. Constitution gives Congress the power to impose the health insurance mandate.
Some states are debating proposals that say their residents can't be required to buy insurance.
Last year the North Dakota Legislature defeated a state constitutional amendment on health care. It sought to ban any penalty against a state resident who declined to buy health insurance.
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