DC Circuit Pauses Health Care Funding Case, a Win for House GOP

A federal appeals court on Monday granted a request from U.S. House Republicans to pause their lawsuit that challenges how the Obama administration funded an insurance subsidy program of the Affordable Care Act. The House had asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to freeze the litigation to allow Donald Trump's Justice Department to re-evaluate whether to settle or withdraw the case.

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  • DC Circuit Pauses Health Care Funding Case, a Win for House GOP

    By Mike Scarcella

    A federal appeals court on Monday granted a request from U.S. House Republicans to pause their lawsuit that challenges how the Obama administration funded an insurance subsidy program of the Affordable Care Act. The House had asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to freeze the litigation to allow Donald Trump's Justice Department to re-evaluate whether to settle or withdraw the case.

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