NewsPublic Affairs / August 22, 2018

Obamacare Court Ruling Could Deliver $95 Million To Indiana

The court says a rule created by the Obama administration basically forced states to pay the fee indirectly – through payments each state makes to its Medicaid providers. Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, health insurance2018-08-22T00:00:00-04:00
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Obamacare Court Ruling Could Deliver $95 Million To Indiana

A Texas federal judge’s ruling could mean Indiana will get back nearly $100 million dollars from the federal government.

Lauren Chapman/IPB News

A Texas federal judge’s ruling this week could mean Indiana will get back nearly $100 million from the federal government.

The lawsuit centers on fees paid through the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.

The ACA requires all health insurance providers to pay a fee – it’s in part how the law funds itself. The law also says states don’t have to pay it.

But the court says an rule created by the Obama administration basically forced states to pay the fee indirectly – through payments each state makes to its Medicaid providers. Six states filed a lawsuit, including Indiana.

A federal judge ordered the federal government to pay back those six states – which, for Indiana, adds up to $95 million.

The repayment is subject to potential appeals.

 

 

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