(TOPEKA, Kan.) — Kansas' new Attorney General asks to join a multi-state lawsuit against the new federal health care reform act.
Wednesday, Attorney General Derek Schmidt sent a letter to Florida's Attorney General asking that Kansas be allowed to join a lawsuit challenging the new law. The suit already includes 20 other states.
According to a release from the A.G.'s office, Ohio, Wyoming and Wisconsin are requesting to join the suit. There are two other lawsuits from Virginia and Oklahoma.
Former Attorney General Steve Six, a Democrat, did not join any litigation against the law during his time in office. At the time Six said joining the lawsuit would not be a wise use of state resources.
Six was defeated by Schmidt, a Republican, in the November election. Schmidt said challenging the health care law would be one of his first acts as A.G.