U.S. asks appeals court to reconsider Obamacare subsidies ruling

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 01, 2014 12:28 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Friday asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its July 22 ruling that posed a major setback to the Obamacare health insurance overhaul by casting into doubt the availability of federal health insurance subsidies for millions of people.

In a court filing, the government, as expected, asked the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to review the three-judge panel's decision.

(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Kevin Drawbaugh and Meredith Mazzilli)