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Republicans Try to Block Obamacare Customers From Continuing Lawsuit

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By    |   Thursday, 29 Dec 2016 04:00 PM

Republicans in the House have filed a motion to stop two Obamacare customers from continuing a lawsuit that deals with cost-sharing payments for the federal healthcare law.

According to the Washington Examiner, GOP lawmakers want the lawsuit halted because because the individuals do not have any "legal interest at stake in this appeal."

President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to repeal, or at least change, the healthcare law after he takes office.

Earlier this year, a federal judge ruled the government, namely the Obama administration, went around Congress to fund the cost-sharing reduction payments system. The White House filed an appeal, which is still stuck in the court system. Trump will likely drop that appeal after he becomes president because of his plans regarding the law.

Two customers, Gustavo Parker and La Trina Patton, are seeking to "permissively" intervene in the case.

The GOP wants to repeal Obamacare after Trump takes office, a move Heath and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said would bring "chaos" to the system.

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Republicans in the House have filed a motion to stop two Obamacare customers from continuing a lawsuit that deals with cost-sharing payments for the federal healthcare law.
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