Gavel on flag DOJ attorneys haveasked that the current ACA lawsuit be put on hold, as they “cannotcomplete their work properly due to the government shutdown.”(Photo: Shutterstock)

Two of the biggest health care lawsuits todominated headlines in 2018 are spinning their wheels as they rollinto 2019. Challenges to the latest Affordable Care Act ruling, as well as theclass-action suit filed by affectedcities and counties across the country against opioid manufacturer are inlimbo during the government shutdown.

The Hill reports that the Department of Justice hasrequested that a federal judge pause all briefings that areconnected with a motion filed by House Democrats to intervene as a defendant in a lawsuit led by 20GOP state attorneys general against the ACA. DOJ attorneys say thatthey “cannot complete their work properly due to the governmentshutdown,” according to The Hill.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.