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House Republicans sue Obama over Affordable Care Act enactment

WASHINGTON -- After searching for months to find an attorney who would take their case, House Republicans made good on their threat to sue the Obama administration Friday, filing a lawsuit challenging the president's authority to enact key parts of the Affordable Care Act. The case has been considered a long shot by legal scholars, as the Supreme Court has repeatedly rebuffed members of Congress suing on constitutional grounds. But if successful, the lawsuit could jeopardize billions of dollars in aid to help low-income Americans get medical care. It marks yet another attempt by critics to use the courts to pull apart the health law. A separate legal challenge that takes aim at other ...

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