IRS Calls Indiana's ACA Employer Mandate Challenge Flawed

Law360, Washington (August 25, 2014, 6:42 PM EDT) -- The Internal Revenue Service on Friday urged an Indiana federal court to throw out the state's and its public school corporations' challenge to its ability to penalize state and local governments for failing to comply with the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate, claiming the case is fundamentally flawed.

In a supplemental brief to the court, the IRS claimed that casting aside the employer mandate and federal tax credits to individuals who purchase health insurance on federally run exchanges would completely undermine Congress' goals for the ACA and cripple the health care reform law.

"The plaintiffs' theory would leave the nondiscrimination requirements...

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