House GOP Can Sue Over ACA Spending, Judge Says

Law360, New York (September 9, 2015, 4:33 PM EDT) -- The GOP-controlled U.S. House of Representatives has legal standing to sue the Obama administration over allegedly improper Affordable Care Act spending, a D.C. federal judge said in an eagerly awaited ruling Wednesday.

Wednesday's decision is bad news for the ACA: Disputed subsidies are crucial to reducing co-payments and deductibles for millions of lower-income Americans shopping on health exchanges. (Credit: AP) U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer's decision Wednesday keeps alive a politically explosive lawsuit filed by the House, which is accusing the administration of improperly distributing billions of dollars in ACA subsidies to reduce copayments and deductibles without a valid appropriation...

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