David Goodhue – AHN News Reporter

Washington, DC, United States (AHN) – Attorneys general in several states have announced they will file a lawsuit to challenge the health care system overhaul that passed the U.S. House of Representatives Sunday night.

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum joined at least nine other attorneys general who announced plans to challenge the constitutionality of the bill, which passed along party lines 219 to 212. No Republican voted for the bill.

McCollum is also a candidate for governor of Florida. He is expected to hold a press conference Monday to discuss the lawsuit.

McCollum said Sunday night that the bill is unconstitutional because it forces people to have health insurance. He said the bill also violates states’ sovereignty.

Attorneys general from South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Pennsylvania, Washington, North Dakota and South Dakota also said they would sue to repeal the bill.