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.