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Judge Dismisses Ohio Attorney General’s Challenge To Health Law Tax

The lawsuit brought by Attorney General Mike DeWine argued that there is no precedent allowing the collection of millions of dollars from government entities. Meanwhile, the Connecticut Mirror offers consumers information about Obamacare tax forms.

The Associated Press: Judge Dismisses Ohio Lawsuit Over Health Care Law Tax
A tax levied on state and local governments under President Barack Obama's federal health care overhaul is constitutional, a judge ruled, dismissing a lawsuit by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. The 2015 lawsuit argued there was no precedent allowing the collection of approximately $6.4 million the previous year from government entities and nothing in the federal health care law that allowed such a tax. (Welsh-Huggins, 1/6)

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