Kansas Health Law Challenge Mirrors What State Already Did
State Democrats point out that even as Kansas officials have joined a lawsuit seeking to repeal the federal tax on health plans, Kansas legislators imposed a similar tax in June. In the meantime, a constitutional challenge to the law is filed with the Supreme Court.
The Kansas Health Institute News Service:
Latest Kansas ACA Lawsuit Mirrors Legislature's Action
When Rep. Jim Ward read the latest lawsuit brought by Kansas officials against the Affordable Care Act, the Wichita Democrat thought the federal action at the center of the suit sounded familiar. “My first thought was, ‘Wait a minute, didn’t we just do this about four months ago?’” Ward said, referring to the Legislature increasing a tax on health plans. “And why is one better than the other?” (Marso, 10/26)
New Obamacare Challenge Filed With Supreme Court
Foes of President Obama's health care law are taking another crack at upending the legislation, filing a new challenge with the Supreme Court after a separate long-shot case was rejected earlier this year. The petition filed Monday by the Pacific Legal Foundation, like the prior challenge, focuses on an obscure aspect of the law. The case contends ObamaCare violates the provision of the Constitution that requires tax-raising bills to originate in the House of Representatives. (10/26)