W.Va. Appeals Ruling It Can't Sue Feds Over ACA Rule Fix

Law360, New York (November 6, 2015, 7:08 PM EST) -- West Virginia on Friday appealed a D.C. federal court's decision that the state can't sue the federal government over whether the Obama administration's insurance transition fix to the Affordable Care Act wrongfully forces the state to enforce a federal law.

U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta tossed the suit on Oct. 30, finding that the state's arguments that the government had "conscripted" it into enforcing the law when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued an administrative fix that extended a deadline for insurance policies to meet ACA requirements, and that the law was causing political blowback to state...

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