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Texas’ Obamacare Medicaid Provider Fee Case Headed to SCOTUS

April 20, 2021, 1:04 PM

Texas and five other states will be asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their objections to an Obamacare program that cost them nearly $500 million in “health insurer premium” fees imposed on Medicaid managed care companies.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit agreed to halt the issuance of a mandate confirming the states’ liability for the tax until Sept. 6 or the states’ filing of a petition for review by the nation’s top court, whichever occurs first.

The Affordable Care Act’s Section 9010 taxes health insurers on the premiums they charge states for Medicaid managed care...

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