Justice Department lawyers argue that the federal government isn’t responsible for 'risk corridor' payments. (Photo: iStock)

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed motions to dismiss two lawsuits by health care insurers who claim that they are owed millions under the Affordable Care Act.

The Hill reported that the insurers, Moda Healthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, have sued the federal government over a combined $338 million in health care payments they claim are overdue. But the Justice Department is arguing that the federal government isn’t responsible for those payments — and if it wins its argument, the decision could reverberate through the marketplace.

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