DC judge Oks standing for House GOP ACA suit
- U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer ruled that the U.S. House of Representatives has legal standing to sue the current presidential administration over “allegedly improper implementation” of the ACA, reports Law360.
- The allegations state that the Obama administration is inappropriately spending funds Congress never earmarked for the ACA’s cost-sharing provisions.
- The opinion stresses that “the merits have not been briefed or decided, only the question of standing has been determined.”
Modern Healthcare reports that the GOP-controlled House does not have standing to sue on a separate allegation that the administration had no right to delay the ACA’s employer mandate.
Going forward, Collyer wrote, “The parties will be directed to meet, confer and file a proposed schedule for briefing dispositive motions.”
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