Hearing today on challenge to health care bill

Posted by Iva Radman – email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A key showdown takes place Thursday in Richmond in the battle over health care reform.

Lawyers for the Federal government will argue that Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's lawsuit challenging the health care reform law should be tossed out.

Cuccinelli filed the suit the day after the bill passed, on the grounds that Washington cannot mandate that all Americans purchase health insurance.

The hearing starts at 10 in the Federal Courthouse in Downtown Richmond.

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