Sen. Johnson's ACA lawsuit dismissed

Published 07/21 2014 05:24PM

Updated 07/21 2014 05:25PM

Green Bay, Wis.(WFRV)- A federal judge has dismissed Senator Ron Johnson's lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act.

At a hearing earlier this month, Sen. Johnson(R) made his case before a judge in Green Bay which would determine if the case would continue. Johnson claimed President Obama's administration overstepped its executive reach by making members of congress, their families and their staff exempt from paying the full costs of the ACA by allowing subsidizing from their employers.

Johnson had to convince the judge that he endured personal harm during that process by having to choose which of his staffers qualified for those subsidies.

Sen. Johnson released this statement regarding the court's decision. " I believe that this executive action by the Obama administration is unlawful and unfair, and that it is only one of many examples of this president’s abuse of his constitutional duty.  Unfortunately, those actions will go unchallenged for now, because the district court granted the administration's motion to dismiss based on the legal technicality of standing."

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