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December 18, 2014

White House Responds to Court Decision on 2010 Overhaul (Video)

The White House press spokesman Josh Earnest today responded to federal appeals court panel ruling that health care overhaul law subsidies only apply to insurance exchanges formally established by the states.  The White House insists its legal case will prevail and anticipates the Department of Justice will ask the full court to review the decision.

Meanwhile, in a separate court decision on Monday, a federal judge in the Eastern District of Wisconsin dismissed a lawsuit filed by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., regarding the availability of employer contributions for health plans purchased through the health care exchanges by members of Congress and their staff. Roll Call’s Niels Lesniewski reported that the court ruled that Johnson lacked standing to make the legal challenge.

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