URF Calls on Lisa Madigan to Join 26 States in Federal Healthcare Lawsuit

From the United Republican Fund of Illinois…

CHICAGO, IL – The United Republican Fund (URF) calls on Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Governor Pat Quinn to join the 26 other states that have banded together to resist the federal government takeover of our states’ health care system. With the Florida federal judge’s decision deeming the health care reform law “void,” Illinois must move to protect our citizens from the law’s unconstitutional individual mandates.

“It is the duty of Governor Quinn and Attorney General Madigan to protect the state’s citizens from federal intrusions and unconstitutional mandates. Illinois cannot afford our current expenditures, so it is absurd for those in Washington to force these new expensive mandates on our broke government and over-taxed citizens,” URF Executive Director Dennis LaComb said Wednesday.

On January 20th the majority of the Illinois congressional delegation sent a letter to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan urging her to pursue the federal lawsuit. The URF applauds their legislative leadership and urges Illinois’ executive branch to exercise all options to protect Illinois from incomprehensible financial hardship if the health care package is allowed to be fully implemented by 2014.

“We encourage the people of Illinois to join us in this effort to demand Quinn and Madigan do what they were elected to do: protect the citizens of our state,” URF President Mike Uremovich said. A petition is available here.

Other states that joined the Florida federal lawsuit on its way to the U.S. Supreme Court are Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Those states that signed onto the lawsuit months ago are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Washington.

About The United Republican Fund:

The United Republican Fund is Illinois’ oldest independent, Republican organization. Founded in 1934, the URF’s mission is to advance conservative Republican principles, policies, and people by equipping and electing to office men and women who endorse and promote the Republican values of limited and ethical government, individual freedom and responsibility, free markets, and traditional American values.

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