House Gop Sues Administration Over Health Care Law - Yahoo News
The lawsuit was filed Friday against the departments of Health and Human Services and the Treasury. It accuses Obama of unlawfully delaying the 2010 health care law's requirement that many employers provide health care coverage for their workers. That so-called employer mandate requires companies with 50 or more employees working at least 30 hours weekly to offer health care coverage or pay fines. Businesses with fewer than 50 workers are exempt. The requirement was initially to take effect this year. Now, companies with 50 to 99 employees have until 2016 to comply while bigger companies have until next year. The suit also accuses Obama of illegally making an estimated $175 billion in payments over the next decade including $3 billion in the past year to insurance companies, even though Congress hasn't provided money for that purpose. According to the suit, insurance companies offering coverage under the health law are supposed to offer reduced rates to policyholders.