McKenna disappointed by health care decision
Attorney General Rob McKenna says he is disappointed by the Supreme Court decision upholding the federal health care mandate.
McKenna had challenged the law's individual mandate as a violation of the Constitution, and he says he still has concerns about whether there are limits to how Congress could force people to take action by punishing them with taxes.
He did claim a small victory, saying he was glad the court did not allow the mandate under the Commerce Clause because that would have been a dramatic expansion of congressional powers.
The Republican candidate for governor joined other GOP attorneys general in the lawsuit over the objections of Gov. Chris Gregoire.
McKenna said he doesn't want Congress to repeal the whole law and that the individual mandate should stay for now.
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