A federal appeals court has tossed out a lawsuit filed by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons that argued that the delay in the employer mandate hurts physicians financially. The three judge panel, all Republican appointees, ruled that the plaintiff’s don’t have a right to sue.
Politico explains that, in its ruling, the court did indicate that an employee of a company that did not offer health insurance but that would have been required to had the mandate gone into effect in January of this year, when it was originally scheduled, might have a case. The House voted in July to sue President Obama for exceeding his executive authority by delaying the employer but not the individual mandate, but the lawsuit has not yet been filed. The article suggests that adding an employee who was harmed to the House’s lawsuit may actually give it standing.
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