|Published:||Sep 14, 2010 3:49 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 14, 2010 12:50 PM EDT|
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - The Obama administration hopes a federal judge in Pensacola will toss a lawsuit by Florida and 19 other states claiming the president's health care overhaul is unconstitutional.
U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson will hold a hearing in the case Tuesday morning.
The states and the government disagree over sections of the law that will require people to have health insurance or face tax penalties. They also disagree over whether states should pay additional Medicaid costs not covered by the federal government.
Vinson is expected to release a written decision after the hearing. The lawsuit is likely to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court.