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

Mealey's (February 2, 2016, 11:19 AM EST) -- AUSTIN, Texas — States challenging Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) taxes on providers lack standing as well as a way around sovereign immunity, the federal government said Jan. 27 in asking a federal court in Texas to dismiss the action (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 #93-160224-003B.)

Enacted by Congress in 2010, the ACA includes a health insurance providers fee (HIPF), which seeks to generate...
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