Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Ind. Courts - State of Indiana, 15 public school districts sue over Obamacare
Niki Kelly reports this afternoon in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:
INDIANAPOLIS– Fifteen Indiana public school districts – and the state Attorney General – on Tuesday sued the federal government over mandates and penalties from the Affordable Care Act.According to a news release from the law firm, "The public school corporations are represented by Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. The State of Indiana is represented by Indiana Attorney General Gregory F. Zoeller." Here is a copy of the 50-page complaint.
The suit challenges a new IRS regulation that imposes the costly "employer mandate" requirements of the Affordable Care Act onto state and local governments.
The plaintiffs are ultimately seeking a judgment in their favor, and an immediate injunction that would prevent the IRS from financially penalizing the state and its political subdivisions.
The suit contends the Affordable Care Act or ACA as passed by Congress does not allow financial penalties in states that did not create their own health insurance exchanges; and that the financial penalties – which are based on the total number of employees – cannot be applied to government employers. * * *
The suit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.
No northeast Indiana school district is involved. Those that joined the state as co-plaintiffs are:
• Metropolitan School District of Martinsville, Martinsville
• Perry Central CommunitySchools, Leopold
• Benton Community School Corporation, Fowler
• Community School Corporation of Eastern Hancock County, Charlottesville,
• John Glenn School Corporation, Walkerton
• Monroe-Gregg School District, Monrovia
• Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation, Mooresville
• North Lawrence Community Schools, Bedford
• Northwestern Consolidated School District of Shelby County, Fairland
• Shelbyville Central Schools, Shelbyville
• Southwest Parke Community School Corporation, Montezuma
• Vincennes Community School Corporation, Vincennes
• Madison Consolidated Schools, Madison
• South Henry School Corporation, Straughn
• Southwestern Jefferson County Consolidated School Corporation, Hanover
Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 8, 2013 01:26 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts