Report: Wisconsin may file healthcare reform lawsuit

Wisconsin’s top lawyer may bring a new lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the federal healthcare reform law, according to The Associated Press.

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen told the AP he hasn’t decided whether Wisconsin will file a new lawsuit or join the Florida challenge filed by 20 states. He has about a month to decide, because he must wait until the new governor takes office on Jan. 3.

Last week, a federal judge rejected another challenge to the healthcare reform law, marking the second time the law’s mandate that people buy insurance has been ruled constitutional. Liberty University had challenged that the law violates the First Amendment by requiring people to buy insurance that cover abortions.

Oral arguments in the Florida case are scheduled for Dec. 16.