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May 13, 2016 6:27 am

Federal Judge Issues Major Ruling Against Obama Health Law

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President Barack Obama. Photo: Pete Souza/White House.

President Barack Obama. Photo: Pete Souza/White House.

New York Times – The Republican-led House of Representatives won a significant victory over the Obama administration on Thursday when a Federal District Court judge in Washington ruled that the Department of Health and Human Services did not have the authority to spend billions of dollars on a key element of the new health care law.

Judge Rosemary M. Collyer sided with the House in its challenge to the administration’s funding of a program to help as many as seven million lower-income people pay deductibles, co-payments and other out-of-pocket expenses under the law. Congress never provided explicit authority for the spending, she ruled.

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