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A federal judge says she lacks the jurisdiction to award Health Republic of Oregon declaratory relief. (Photo: iStock)

A federal judge at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims does not think she can give immediate help to a Lake Oswego, Oregon-based-based health insurer that’s seeking more than $21 million in payments from a troubled Affordable Care Act program. But she does think she can rule on whether the program owes the insurer money.

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 abell@alm.com or on Twitter at @Think_Allison.

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