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PRESS RELEASE: Doyle responds to Van Hollen's request to sue over health insurance reform

MADISION (PRESS RELEASE)--In response to the Attorney General's request on national health insurance reform, Governor Doyle today sent the following letter:

March 25, 2010

Dear Attorney General Van Hollen:

I have received your request for permission to file an action to contest national health insurance reform. I am denying that request.

This law is an act of Congress, signed by the President of the United States. The lawsuit you suggest is a frivolous and political attempt to thwart the actions of Congress and the law of the country.

National health insurance reform will extend coverage to more than 172,000 Wisconsin residents and will benefit families and small businesses throughout the state.

This year, small business owners will receive tax credits to buy health insurance. Insurance companies will no longer be able to deny coverage to American children because of a pre-existing condition; nor will they be able to drop someone's coverage when they get sick and need it the most.

This law enhances the actions taken by my Administration to make Wisconsin America's health care leader.

The State of Wisconsin will not enter into litigation intended to deny health care for tens of thousands of residents.

Sincerely,

Jim Doyle

Governor

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