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Obamacare Recipients File Motion to Intervene in GOP Lawsuit

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By    |   Tuesday, 27 Dec 2016 09:39 PM

Two Obamacare recipients are asking to intervene in a lawsuit filed by the House of Representatives against the Affordable Care Act ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration in late January.

Gustavo Parker and La Trina Patton filed their motion Tuesday to "permissively" intervene in the case, which claims the federal government is illegally allocating reimbursement funds to insurance companies participating in Obamacare.

Health insurance companies currently receive subsidies from the government to keep costs low for consumers. The lawsuit, filed in 2014, had originally been placed on temporary hold in November as lawyers for the House argued they were working with the incoming administration on a solution.

"Movants' purpose in intervening is critical and the necessity of intervention is manifest," the motion reads. "If the Executive Branch dismisses this appeal, or the existing parties otherwise agree to a settlement that permits the District Court's injunction to take effect, Movants risk losing necessary health insurance coverage for themselves and their families. And if intervention is not allowed, they will not have a meaningful opportunity to challenge the District Court's erroneous ruling."

Trump has voiced great displeasure against Obamacare and repeatedly told voters during the campaign he would repeal and replace it as soon as he got into the White House.

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