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Attorney General Dewine May Sue Over Affordable Care Act Fee

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says he may sue the federal government over a fee it requires the state to pay because of the Affordable Care Act. At issue is the transitional Reinsurance Program, which imposes a $63 fee per person enrolled in the state's health insurance plans. DeWine spokesman Dan Tierney says the state provides coverage for 85,000 workers and their dependents, adding up to $5.3 million a year. "This is very much a federalism issue. Taxation without representation is one of those things we've talked about over the course of American history." The federal government uses the reinsurance money to help stabilize premiums in the individual exchange market. The fee is slated to sunset in 2016.