Administration Cites Plethora Of Reasons To Dismiss States’ ACA Tax Suit

(April 18, 2016, 4:20 PM EDT) -- AUSTIN, Texas — States lack standing to attack a fee the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes on insurance providers, the government told a federal judge on April 1 (State of Texas, State of Kansas, State of Louisiana v. United States of America, et al., No. 15-151, N.D. Texas).

(Memorandum in support available. Document #93-160420-007B.)

Enacted by Congress in 2010, the ACA includes a health insurance providers fee (HIPF), which seeks to generate revenue from the windfall insurers were expected to receive as a...
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