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New plea to high court by ACA opponents unlikely to get hearing
Modern Healthcare

The conservative Pacific Legal Foundation plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to overturn the Affordable Care Act based on the claim that the Constitution requires all tax-raising bills to originate in the House of Representatives. The lower courts have rejected the argument.

The court has twice turned back major challenges to the healthcare law, in opinions written by Chief Justice John Roberts in 2012 and in June.  The court also has allowed family-owned businesses with religious objections to opt out of paying for contraceptives for women covered under their health plans. A related case involving faith-oriented colleges, hospitals and charities is pending.