A federal court judge has agreed to let Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt move ahead with part of a legal effort to fight off the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

U.S. District Judge Ronald White said Pruitt lacks legal standing to sue over three of the five allegations he made in his complaint.

But Oklahoma does seem to have standing to sue over any harm PPACA might do to the state as an employer, White said in a ruling on the case State of Oklahoma vs. Sebelius et al.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, ThinkAdvisor's insurance editor, previously was LifeHealthPro's health insurance editor. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @Think_Allison.