Frist: Legal fight won’t succeed
Posted: Friday, April 16, 2010 8:02 pm
By ERIK SCHELZIG
Associated Press Writer
NASHVILLE (AP) — Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist says an effort to challenge the constitutionality of the new federal health care law is not likely to succeed.
Meanwhile, Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen on Thursday defended Attorney General Bob Cooper’s legal opinion that the Legislature can’t force him to file lawsuits over the health care law.
All three Republicans running for Tennessee governor this year have voiced support for a legal challenge of the health care overhaul.
Frist, who decided against seeking the Republican gubernatorial nomination last year, told reporters that he’s proud that the new law will help reduce the number of uninsured people in the country.
But Frist added that he understands that many oppose the law. In his words: “The American people just don’t trust government.”
Published in The Messenger 4.16.10