Mathern joins fight to protect health care

Sen. Tim Mathern, D-Fargo, sent out a news release last night, saying he is helping to fight an effort by state attorney generals to overturn health care reforms.  
 
Mathern said he and other state legislators from across the country have filed a friend of the court brief that opposes a federal lawsuit by several states that challenges federal health care reform based on constitutional grounds. 
 
“The attorney generals who filed this lawsuit want to stop health care reform at the expense of working families in North Dakota and across America,” Mathern said in a statement. “They are threatening the gains we have made — no pre-existing conditions for children, no lifetime caps on treatment, covering our young people until age 26 on family policies — while also putting future benefits at risk.”
 
The state legislators’ motion for leave to file brief of amici curiae in Florida v. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services can be read here: http://progressivestates.org/sync/pdfs/State%20Legislators%20Motion%20for%20Leave%20to%20File.pdf

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