The House of Representatives had brought suit against one part of Obamacare known as “cost sharing.” Under this cost sharing, the Affordable Care Act mandated that insurance companies lower their premiums to subscribers, and then the federal government reimbursed the health insurance companies the difference.
On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer ruled in favor of the House of Representatives, stating that the funds for this cost sharing were not approved by Congress and thus the appropriation was illegal. Congress is Constitutionally the only branch of government given the right and responsibility of raising revenue (copy of the Constitution).
The Obama administration is expected to appeal the decision.
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