Group to present petitions on Colorado health care suit
April 1, 2010
DENVER (AP) – A liberal activist group plans to deliver petitions to Colorado Attorney General John Suthers opposing his decision to join a national lawsuit to block a federal law overhauling health care.
ProgressNow Colorado says it will take petitions signed by more than 7,000 Coloradans to Suthers’ office Thursday. The online petition demands that Suthers “stop wasting taxpayer dollars on a frivolous grandstand.”
Suthers announced last week that he would join attorneys general in 13 other states to block the health care law signed into law last week by President Barack Obama. All but one are Republicans.
Suthers says a provision requiring most Americans to purchase insurance is an unconstitutional expansion of federal power. Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter and the law’s supporters disagree.