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Don't waste money on health care lawsuit

The Kansas House is expected to vote this week on a bill that would force Attorney General Steve Six to sue the federal government over health care reform. Many lawmakers believe that the new law is unconstitutional, while Six contends that the state would lose the lawsuit. We trust the legal analysis of our state's top law enforcement official over the opinions of state lawmakers. But regardless of who is correct, it doesn't make sense for the state to use its limited funds to sue the federal government when other states already are suing. Whatever the outcome of those lawsuits, it will apply equally to Kansas. So there is no point for the state to sue, other than politics.