CPAC targets health law and ‘rogue’ federal government

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When the American Conservative Union hosts the CPAC FL conference in Orlando this month, it will give some top Florida Republicans an opportunity to tee off on the 2010 federal health overhaul, reports the News Service of Florida.

The event will include a panel discussion titled, “Health Care Freedom & Constitutionalism: Reining in the Rogue Federal Government.” The panelists will include Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, former Attorney General Bill McCollum and Senate President Mike Haridopolos.

A news release describes the discussion as featuring a “conversation on the unconstitutional overreaching of the Obama Administration and Congress when it comes to the right to make individual health care decisions, and conservatives’ courageous efforts to protect personal liberties.”

McCollum last year began a multi-state lawsuit that led to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruling that the health law’s so-called “individual mandate” is unconstitutional. It is widely believed that the issue will wind up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The CPAC FL conference, which will be held Sept. 23, is also expected to include Republican presidential candidates and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida.

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