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Justice Department Refuses To Defend Health Law In Court, Saying Certain Provisions Are Unconstitutional

The provisions that should be “struck down” include protecting people with pre-existing medical conditions from being charged more or being denied coverage, according to the Justice Department. Now, it will be up to several Democratic state attorneys general, led by California AG Xavier Becerra, to defend the law, and they have already received permission to intervene in the case.

Covered California Director Calls On HHS To Increase Health Law Outreach Funds

The administration has cut funding for outreach and advertising by about 90 percent. “The reality is clear: If the federal government maintains the current cuts in marketing and outreach, premiums will be higher than necessary,” said Peter Lee, the executive director of Covered California.