(Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama's signature health care overhaul has illegally forced Ohio and its local governments to pay more than $5.3 million in taxes, the state said in a new lawsuit seeking to chip away at the law.

The state said in its complaint filed on Monday in federal court in Columbus that the law known as Obamacare improperly imposes a three-year assessment that also covers counties and public colleges. Ohio claims the United States has no right to tax states and local governments.

"The tax assessment by the Obama administration is an unprecedented attempt to destroy the balance of authority between the federal government and the states," Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said in a statement.

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