Five States Sue Government Over Medicare

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AUSTIN, Texas – Texas and four other states sued the federal government Friday, alleging they are being forced to help fund the new Medicare prescription drug program in violation of the Constitution.

In the lawsuit filed in the U.S. Supreme Court, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott argued that states should not have to relinquish taxpayer dollars to pay for a program offered by the federal government.

“The federal government has placed what amounts to a direct tax upon Texas and other states in violation of the U.S. Constitution,” Abbott said in a statement.

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