Calif. Attorney General Joins Brief Backing Health Reform
California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D) has joined nine other state attorneys general in a friend-of-the-court briefÂ supporting the constitutionality of the federal health reform law. In the brief -- filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia -- the attorneys general argue that the choice to purchase health insurance has a significant effect on interstate commerce because it can create risk pools, decrease medical costs nationwide and lower the cost of uncompensated care.
- "California Attorney General Joins Amicus Brief in Support of Health Care Reform Law" (Lake County News, 7/8).
- "Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Joins Amicus Brief in Support of Health Care Reform Law" (Office of the Attorney General release, 7/7).