Department of Justice

Justice Department Won’t Defend Affordable Care Act in Lawsuit Brought by States

6/8/18
from The Wall Street Journal,
6/7/18:

Filing creates uncertainty for insurers now setting rates for 2019.

The Justice Department won’t defend major provisions in the Affordable Care Act and is asking a federal court to strike down key elements of the law, a new blow to the health law and the stability of the individual insurance market. The department, in a brief it filed Thursday in a lawsuit brought by 20 state attorneys general, asks the court to halt ACA protections that Republicans in Congress sought to preserve when they attempted to repeal the health law.

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