Florida's Attorney General is following last night's historic vote with plans to file a lawsuit to block the plan on constitutional grounds.
"When you are going to buy car insurance or being required to do it, you are doing some act in commerce. You are buying the car, you are going to drive the car. In this case you're sitting in a chair doing nothing. You are required to buy a health insurance policy you are engaging in no commerce what so ever, none, zero zippo." said Attorney general Bill Mccollum.
McCollum says he will join attorney generals from at least nine other states to challenge the law. Illinois is not one of those states. He says the legislation is illegal because it requires people to purchase health insurance, therefore infringing on their personal rights. He also says the measure will force the federal government to use its power to force states to spend billions of dollars they don't have, thus violating a state's constiutional right to sovereignty. McCollum says he will officially file the lawsuit when president barack obama signs the health care legislation into law.