Wednesday, September 3, 2014

House Republicans Suing Obama Over ACA

Dianne De La Mare

In late July, the House Republicans voted to sue President Barack Obama alleging that the President has overstepped his authority by unilaterally changing the federal law in his implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Specifically, the House Republicans are citing the President’s decision to delay the healthcare reform legislation’s mandate that large employers have to provide health care to their employees.

The Republicans contend that Obama delayed that provision and essentially changed the law without consulting with Congress. The lawsuit calls upon the government’s system of checks and balances and asks the judicial branch to examine the President’s failure to faithfully execute the law. Baker Hostetler is handling the suit and the House has capped the representation costs at $350,000.

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