House GOP Slams IRS On Federal Health Exchange Subsidies

Law360, New York (August 2, 2012, 8:05 PM EDT) -- House Republicans on Thursday escalated their campaign to block subsidies for consumers shopping on health insurance exchanges created by the federal government, grilling the head of the Internal Revenue Service over legal justification for the disputed policy.

The inquiry played out at an Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing focused largely on a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that some observers say limits tax credits to exchanges established by states.

Some GOP lawmakers and activists argue the financial assistance was meant to...
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