Federal judge rules Indiana schools can resume health care lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS - A federal judge says more than three dozen Indiana school districts can continue to sue over health care reform -- at least for now.

On Tuesday, the judge refused to dismiss the lawsuit by 39 districts.

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Those mostly small rural districts claim the federal government should not be able to tax them if they don’t offer health care to all full-time employees.

Those districts have objected to the law’s requirement to offer health coverage to anyone working 30 hours per week -- calling it an undue financial burden.

A hearing on the lawsuit was set for October.

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