Health Law Waivers The Target Of New Lawsuit
Crossroads Global Policy Strategies, a political organization founded by former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove, has filed suit in an effort to force the Obama administration to reveal its reasons for granting these waivers.
Bloomberg: Rove-Founded Group Sues U.S. for Information on Health Care Law Waivers
Crossroads Global Policy Strategies, one of the political groups that spent millions of dollars to elect Republicans last November, sued to force the Obama administration to reveal its reasons for granting waivers from key provisions of the health-care law. The group founded by Karl Rove, the former adviser to President George W. Bush, filed suit in federal court in Washington against the Department of Health and Human Services. President Barack Obama signed the health care bill into law one year ago today. The suit accuses HHS of failing to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request seeking documents on how some waiver requests were granted and others were denied (Salant, 3/23).
The Wall Street Journal Washington Wire: On The Health Law's Birthday: A Lawsuit
Today marks the one-year anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the health bill into law. But the fight over the law continues, with Democrats saying the law has brought benefits to consumers, and Republicans attacking the law for its coverage mandate, which they call an assault on individual rights, and for what they say are high costs. Crossroads GPS, the conservative campaign group for which Karl Rove is an adviser, has taken its own tack: a federal lawsuit. Crossroads' law firm filed suit today against the Department of Health and Human Services for access to information regarding waivers granted or denied under the new health care law (Yadron, 3/23).