Federal Appeals Panel Finds Standing Lacking In West Virginia ACA Suit

(July 6, 2016, 3:49 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — West Virginia lacks standing to challenge federal policy leaving the states to implement some portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), a federal appeals panel held July 1 (State of West Virginia v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, No. 15-5309, D.C. Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 12123).

(Opinion available. Document #93-160727-005Z.)

As part of the ACA, all nongrandfathered individual health insurance plans must meet eight federally mandated requirements.

If a state declines to enforce the standards, the...
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