Government: Federal Court Lacks Jurisdiction In Exchange-Funding Tax Dispute

Mealey's (June 24, 2015, 2:02 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A legislatively mandated assessment on insurers supports the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchange and benefits the District of Columbia generally, making it a tax subject only to local review, the government told a federal appeals court on June 10 (American Council of Life Insurers v. District of Columbia Health Benefits Exchange Authority, et al., No. 14-7206, D.C. Cir.).

(Appellee brief available. Document #93-150624-011B.)

In 2010, Congress enacted the ACA. Among other things, the ACA allowed for the creation of health...
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