The plaintiffs who lost a recent lawsuit trying to prevent the federal government from providing tax credits to purchase health insurance on federal exchanges have filed for an expedited appeal in the case.

A federal district court judge ruled in favor of the federal government Wednesday in a lawsuit that claimed the Internal Revenue Service did not have the authority under the Affordable Care Act to write rules providing tax credits to individuals purchasing insurance on the health insurance exchange set up by the federal government (see Court Rules in Favor of IRS on Obamacare Tax Credits). The plaintiffs in the case, Jacqueline Halbig et al v. Kathleen Sebelius et al, filed for an extradited appeal Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. One of the plaintiffs in the case is the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a conservative advocacy organization.

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