Shurtleff: Health care reform bill could bring lawsuits

Shurtleff: Health care reform bill could bring lawsuits

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff thinks a health care reform plan in Washington could spur lawsuits.

Shurtleff told the Deseret News Tuesday evening that whatever health care reform bill comes out of Washington, it will be seriously reviewed for possible state constitutional violations.

Shurtleff said a lawsuit could be brought against the federal government if the bill imposes fines or sanctions against employers who don't offer health care coverage.

The U.S. House passed a health care reform bill this month.

Shurtleff doesn't dispute that reform is needed but said states should be able to tailor their own solutions.

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