Sherman: Workgroup anticipated DOJ failing to defend ACA

U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS Interviewed Special Counsel during an Oct 18 2017 hearing. Sessions has declined to defend the ACA individual mandate in a recent lawsuit seeking to overturn the law. / COURTESY
PROVIDENCE — The U.S. Department of Justice has declined to defend the Affordable Care Act’s individual health insurance mandate in Texas v. United States which seeks to overturn the ACA, but the Market Stability Workgroup's recent recommendations anticipate Executive Branch antipathy to the law. The DOJ is also declining to defend ACA protections prohibiting charging…

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