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Ind. joins legal challenge to health care overhaul

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana is joining 13 other states in challenging the nearly $1 trillion health care overhaul signed into law last week by President Barack Obama.

State Attorney General Greg Zoeller (ZEL'-ur) said Monday that Indiana will be added to an amended version of the lawsuit targeting the law that's expected to be filed soon.

Zoeller says the 14 states that will then be plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed in a federal court in Florida will split the costs of the legal challenge. He says it's unclear how much Indiana's share of that bill will be.

Zoeller says the federal health care law raises serious constitutional questions, including whether Congress has the authority to enact the law's mandate that most Americans purchase health insurance.

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