Add Kansas to states suing over federal health care law

Kansas City StarJanuary 13, 2011 

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt sent a letter Wednesday seeking to join almost two dozen states in challenging the new federal health care law.

The letter, addressed to Florida's attorney general, asks permission to join the 20 states that are suing the federal government over the law.

Schmidt’s letter asked Florida to file papers in federal court allowing Kansas to join the suit. Florida, the lead party in the suit, must ask the federal court to allow Kansas to join.

Schmidt, a Republican, campaigned on challenging the law. He defeated Steve Six in the November election and took office Monday.

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