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Judge: Self-Insured Plan Impermissibly Seeks Monetary Damages In ACA Spat

(September 28, 2016, 2:34 PM EDT) -- MINNEAPOLIS — A self-insured/self-administered health plan’s action seeking to recover the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s 2014 reinsurance fee seeks monetary damages and not declaratory judgment, giving the court no jurisdiction over the case, a federal judge in Minnesota held Sept. 26 (Paul Batsche, et al. v. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, in her official capacity as Secretary for the United States Department of Health and Human Services, No. 15-0053, D. Minn.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 131986).

(Opinion available. Document #93-161019-001Z.)

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