Eight states sue Bush administration over children’s health care subsidization

Eight states sue Bush administration over children’s health care subsidization
New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine has made good on his threat to sue the Bush administration for attempting to impose federal income thresholds which he says would exclude thousands of children from eligibility for state health insurance subsidies. Seven other states have filed similar lawsuits.

“The Bush administration has gone beyond its regulatory rights,” Corzine said during his announcement of the suit today at New Jersey’s East Orange Health Center, according to the Associated Press.

“The lawsuit for New Jersey was filed Monday morning in federal court in Trenton,” state Attorney General Anne Milgram told the AP, which reports that Arizona, California, Illinois, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York and Washington have all joined New Jersey in taking their cases to court.

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