Oklahoma AG Challenges Federal Health Care Claims - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Oklahoma AG Challenges Federal Health Care Claims

Posted: Updated:
[File Photo] [File Photo]
OKLAHOMA CITY -

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is challenging federal government claims in a lawsuit he filed alleging the nation's health care overhaul law is unconstitutional.

Pruitt filed a response Friday in U.S. District Court in Muskogee, arguing that the government is urging the court to allow the Internal Revenue Service to implement a rule that's not authorized in the Affordable Care Act.

Pruitt says the government is using the IRS to enforce provisions Congress did not pass. He argues that an IRS rule punishes "large employers," including local government, with millions of dollars in tax penalties in states with federal health care exchanges. Pruitt also claims the rule violates the Administrative Procedures Act.

Pruitt filed the lawsuit in January 2011 and amended it in September.

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Politics

Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Technology

Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive
Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.