On the first day of federal government shutdown over a dispute about funding Obamacare, a Florida orthodontist announced a federal lawsuit challenging the administration’s decision in July to delay the employer mandate for one year.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, initially mandated that both individuals carry insurance and employers provide it starting in January 2014.
However, on July 2, the Department of Health and Human Services announced the employer mandate would be delayed until January 2015. The individual mandate is set to begin on time.
A suit filed by Dr. Larry Kawa of Kawa Orthopedics in Boca Raton, Fla., contends the Obama administration exceeded its “statutory authority, is arbitrary, capricious, and contrary to law, and is otherwise unlawful” in extending the employer mandate without congressional authority.