Federal Judge Nixes Ohio’s Challenge To ACA Group Insurance Fee

(January 6, 2016, 3:24 PM EST) -- COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) fee designed to stabilize individual markets and prevent insurance market death spirals applies to Ohio and other nonfederal government employers, a federal judge in Ohio held Jan. 5 (The State of Ohio v. United States of America, No. 15-321, S.D. Ohio; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 473).

(Opinion available. Document #93-160127-002Z.)

Congress’ enactment of the ACA in 2010 included guaranteed issue and community rating provisions. Guaranteed issue requires insurers to issue coverage to all individuals while...
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