Monday, October 3, 2016
Feds move to throw out ObamaCare lawsuits
At The Hill by Sarah Ferris
The Obama administration is seeking to toss out a pair of high-profile healthcare lawsuits in which insurers claim they are owed millions of dollars under the Affordable Care Act.
The two insurers, Moda Healthcare and BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, have sued the federal government over a combined $338 million in ObamaCare payments they argue are overdue.
The Justice Department filed motions to dismiss both lawsuits on Friday, arguing that the federal government isn’t responsible for those payments at all.
That argument — which goes further than the department’s move to dismiss a similar case in June — could have a major ripple effect throughout the marketplace.