District Court Decision striking down ACA Cost sharing Payments to Insurers

The court found that the payments violated the Constitutional requirement that Congress must first appropriate the payments.

Document Excerpt

The question is whether Section 1402 can nonetheless be funded through the same, permanent appropriation. It cannot.

Paying out Section 1402 reimbursements without an appropriation thus violates the Constitution.

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https://ecf.dcd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/show_public_doc?2014cv1967-73

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