6 states sue after discovering Obamacare puts states on hook for steep fees

6 states sue after discovering Obamacare puts states on hook for steep fees

[Ed. – A projected flow of $13-15 billion in state-funded “fees” to the federal government?  Not possible that no one in Washington saw that coming.]

The Badger State has been burned for more than $23 million in fee payments after the Obama administration sold the states a bad bill of goods, according to the lawsuit.

Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, and Texas also have signed on to the federal lawsuit, which seeks declaratory and injunctive relief against the United States, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as well as DHHS Secretary Silvia Burwell and Internal Revenue Commissioner John Koskinen. …

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel noted the fee originally was to be imposed upon healthcare-insurance providers.  The purpose was to generate revenue from a windfall that the Democrat-controlled Congress anticipated insurers to receive through increasing enrollment in Obamacare.

“Instead, the Obama Administration has determined that the States themselves are liable for these fees,” Schimel said in a statement issued Wednesday afternoon. “These fees are substantial.” …

In the next decade, the Health Insurance Providers Fee is projected to allow the federal government to collect between $13 and $15 billion from the states, according to an analysis by Milliman, Inc.

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