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Pacific Legal Foundation challenges Affordable Care Act as tax
Sacramento Business Journal

In a new spin to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that a penalty levied on folks who fail to buy insurance under the Affordable Care Act is a tax, the Sacramento-based Pacific Legal Foundation has launched legal action alleging the tax is illegal because it was introduced in the Senate rather than the House. Revenue-raising bills are required by the origination clause in the U.S. Constitution to be introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, PLF attorneys allege in an amended complaint to an existing lawsuit pending in U.S. District Court in the District Columbia.