New Obamacare Lawsuit Challenges Tax-Raising Bill Origination
The appeal to the Supreme Court by the Pacific Legal Foundation says the health law violates the Constitution because it raises taxes, but did not originate in the House of Representatives. Elsewhere, Kansas joins up with Texas and Louisiana in challenging the health law's insurer provider fee.
The Associated Press:
New Health Overhaul Challenge Reaching Supreme Court
Opponents of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul are taking yet another challenge to the law to the Supreme Court, and say they will be back with more if this one fails. A new appeal being filed Monday by the Pacific Legal Foundation contends that the law violates the provision of the Constitution that requires tax-raising bills to originate in the House of Representatives. (Sherman, 10/25)
The Kansas City Star:
Kansas Joins Texas And Louisiana In Opposing Health Care Fee
Kansas is teaming up with Texas and Louisiana in a lawsuit against the federal government to oppose an Affordable Care Act health insurance provider fee. In the lawsuit filed Thursday, Kansas is asking for a refund of $32.8 million. (Eveld, 10/23)