US House of Representatives moves to sue Obama over implementation of Affordable Care Act

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 01 August 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4970
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

In a straight party line vote the US House of Representatives voted on 30 July to allow John Boehner, an Ohio Republican and the House speaker, to move ahead with a lawsuit against President Barack Obama. House Republicans charged that the president had overstepped his legal authority when he delayed for a year the implementation of a provision of the Affordable Care Act that required employers to provide health coverage to their employees or be fined.

Facing a House controlled by Republicans who …

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