Obamacare

Court Tosses Doctors' Lawsuit Against Obamacare Mandate Delay

Judges say the physicians have no standing to challenge the move's legality.

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A federal appeals court has summarily tossed a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's delay of Obamacare's employer mandate — a case that is similar to the one that House Republicans plan to file against the president.

This suit was filed by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, which argued that the delay could hurt doctors financially. But the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Friday said the plaintiffs don't have a right to sue.

"The [Supreme] Court has rejected efforts by one person to litigate about the amount of someone else's taxes (or someone else's subsidies, which are taxes in reverse)," Judge Frank Easterbrook wrote for the three-judge panel, which also included Judges William Bauer and Richard Posner. All three were nominated to the bench by Republican presidents.