Attorneys General from across the nation have filed lawsuits against the federal government for its takeover of health care. Most of those lawsuits have centered on the argument that the federal government does not have the authority to force citizens to purchase a particular product. Liberty University adds to that argument that the provisions of the new law will create an undue burden on the school, which self-insures its more than 5,100 employees. Along with requiring the university to pay a fee for every person covered, employees, spouses, and dependents, the new law requires them to make their health insurance coverage conform in all ways to federal mandates – that means everything from the length of waiting periods to the mandatory funding of abortions. Mat Staver, founder of the Liberty Counsel and Dean of the Liberty University School of Law has more on this challenge to federalized health care.
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