Sen. Johnson Loses Appeal Of Health Law’s Coverage Rule For Congress
The court upheld a lower court ruling that Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, a Republican, lacks legal standing to challenge a provision of the federal health law that requires members of Congress and their staffs to get health coverage through online insurance exchanges.
Wisconsin Senator Loses Appeal Of Obamacare Lawsuit
A federal appeals court has rejected Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson's effort to stop members of Congress and their staffs from getting health insurance subsidies under President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare law. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago said Johnson lacked legal standing to sue because he did not show he had been injured by the "special treatment" he claimed Obamacare gave senators, representatives and their staff. (4/14)
Appeals Court Tosses GOP Senator's Suit On ACA Coverage For Congress
An appeals court Tuesday ruled that Republican Sen. Ron Johnson lacks legal standing to challenge the Obama administration's rule that members of Congress and their staffers seeking health coverage must get it through the District of Columbia small business exchange. A panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court's ruling in deciding that the Wisconsin senator can't claim they've been hurt by the requirement. (Schencker, 4/14)