Okla. AG Tells Court IRS Penalties Contradict ACA

Law360, New York (February 19, 2014, 8:08 PM EST) -- Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt asked an Oklahoma federal court Wednesday to rule against the Obama administration's implementation of the Affordable Care Act for allegedly contradicting itself by levying unfair Internal Revenue Service penalties on states.

In a brief in support of a motion for summary judgment, Pruitt said that the IRS violates the ACA by imposing penalties on employers, including the state of Oklahoma, even though these penalties should only apply in the 16 states that elected to host their own health care exchanges....
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