West Virginia Attorney General Suing White House Over Obamacare

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Many of the 7 million consumers who got insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law will see their premiums rise next year unless they switch to another plan, independent analysts said as the government released details Friday.  (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Many of the 7 million consumers who got insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law will see their premiums rise next year unless they switch to another plan, independent analysts said as the government released details Friday. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is suing President Barack Obama’s administration over allegations of hand-picking which laws to follow.

The Republican’s lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.

The filing by Solicitor General Elbert Lin targets an Obama administrative fix to let some people temporarily keep unqualified plans under the Affordable Care Act.

Republican U.S. House Speaker John Boehner wants to sue over similar allegations. That lawsuit proposal hasn’t received a floor vote yet.

Morrisey’s lawsuit says Obama sought to shift political and legal responsibility to the states for canceled health plans.

The lawsuit doesn’t ask for policies to be terminated. It seeks to force the administration to work with Congress on a fix.

Morrisey is the only attorney general in the lawsuit.

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