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Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 9:13am

Perdue Challenges Constitutionality of Health Care Reform Act

Governor Sonny Perdue has formally asked Georgia's attorney general to investigate the constitutionality of the national health care reform act.

In the letter Thurbert Baker received Monday night, Perdue says he believes the act will have ”disastrous impacts" on the state of Georgia if implemented and requests Baker challenge it on all possible grounds.

Perdue wants a response by noon Wednesday.

Baker's office says he's looking it over. Baker is a Democrat who’s also running for governor but first he has to get through the democratic primary later this year.

A dozen states are planning to sue the federal government over the bill, claiming it’s unconstitutional for the government to force people to buy health care insurance.