John Michael Spinelli has a recommended article on the legal aspects and more related to the health care bill passage and Ohio. One part:
In the wake of President Obama signing the $938 billion overhaul of health care bill today, published reports say 14 states and counting, including Florida, Texas and Pennsylvania, will challenge the legality of the bill Democrats passed late Sunday without one Republican voting for it. Senate Republicans are likewise not expected to vote for a package of corrections to the bill the House relied upon the upper chamber adopting as its bargain in making the bill law.
But while these attorneys and others gearing up for the fight are confident in their arguments, one recognized expert on law from the Moritz School of Law at The Ohio State University said the complaint is likely to fail.
Dan Tokaji, Associate Director of Election Law @ Moritz, said in a telephone interview today from New York City that, broadly speaking, the lawsuit is not likely to be successful, based on the broad powers the Constitution gives Congress to regulate commerce.