US House of Representatives moves to sue Obama over implementation of Affordable Care ActBMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4970 (Published 01 August 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4970
- Michael McCarthy
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 …