MILWAUKEE (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says he plans to appeal the dismissal of his lawsuit challenging rules that call for congressional members and their employees to seek government-subsidized health insurance through small-business exchanges.
The Republican from Wisconsin made the comments in an opinion piece running Sunday in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He says he feels compelled "to exhaust every legal recourse" as he challenges President Barack Obama's executive actions.
U.S. District Judge William Griesbach had ruled in July that Johnson and his aide, Brooke Ericson, didn't have legal standing to bring their lawsuit because they hadn't been injured.
Johnson contends the rules twist the Affordable Care Act to ensure senators, representatives and their staffers continue to receive generous health insurance subsidies and place them above the American people.
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