DOJ Asks Court To Dismiss Lawsuit Against ACA Subsidies for Lawmakers, Staff Members
The Department of Justice this week asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit that argues the Obama administration overstepped its authority by subsidizing a portion of health insurance for congressional lawmakers and certain staffers who must buy coverage through the exchanges. In the motion to dismiss the filing, DOJ attorney James Luh wrote that "personal offense or indignation" does not provide Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) -- who filed the lawsuit -- adequate grounds to sue, particularly because it was only a "generalized grievance" and not a "'concrete and particularized' injury."
- "DOJ Seeks Dismissal of Senator's Obamacare Lawsuit" (Slack, USA Today, 3/19).