House seeks de­lay in health law ap­peal

Kuwait Times - - HEALTH & SCIENCE -


The Repub­li­can-led House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives is ask­ing the fed­eral ap­peals court in Wash­ing­ton to de­lay con­sid­er­a­tion of a case in­volv­ing the Obama health care law be­cause Don­ald Trump has pledged to re­peal and re­place it when he be­comes pres­i­dent.

The House won a rul­ing in US dis­trict court that held the ad­min­is­tra­tion is il­le­gally sub­si­diz­ing med­i­cal bills for mil­lions of peo­ple while ig­nor­ing con­gres­sional power over govern­ment spend­ing.

The ad­min­is­tra­tion ap­pealed both the sub­stance of the rul­ing and whether a cham­ber of Congress can even mount a le­gal chal­lenge. Lawyers for the House said in their fil­ing Mon­day that the ap­peals court should put the case on hold be­cause there is a “sig­nif­i­cant like­li­hood of a change in ad­min­is­tra­tion po­si­tion” un­der Trump. — AP

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