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Topic - E. Scott Pruitt
A federal judge says the state of Oklahoma can pursue a lawsuit against the Obama administration that claims the federal government is unlawfully extending tax credits to states that opted not to set up their own insurance exchanges under the new health care law.
The House's top investigators Wednesday accused the Obama administration of illegally trying to paper over the flaws in the new health care law, saying the president and his aides are going beyond their powers to cover up for the fact that so many states have rejected federally run exchanges.
The Internal Revenue Service flatly ignored Oklahoma's "sovereign choice" to reject a key portion of President Obama's health care law, exposing the state to burdensome penalties despite its willful strategy to avoid the sanctions by following the letter of the law, the state's top lawyer said in court papers filed Friday.
Critics, such as Mr. Pruitt, also say the extension of subsidies to federally run exchanges exposes their states to the employer mandate, which requires companies of 50 or more full-time workers to provide adequate health coverage of pay fines.
Oklahoma Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt, who testified about the issue before House investigators on Capitol Hill last month, is among critics who say the Obama administration is flouting the letter of its own signature law.