Some Obamacare Funding Deemed Illegal by D.C. Federal Judge

  • Legislators claim spending totals $175 billion over decade
  • Judge derides administration’s defense as unpersuasive

Maria Elena Santa Coloma (right), an insurance adviser with UniVista Insurance company, helps Shessy Gonzalez sign up for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act on Dec. 15, 2015, in Miami.

Photographer: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law was dealt another blow as a federal judge ruled a key program intended to reduce consumers’ out-of-pocket medical bills is unconstitutional because it relies on money that hasn’t been appropriated by Congress.

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