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Wisconsin senator seeks to revive health care lawsuit

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson is out to convince an appellate court to revive his lawsuit against part of the federal health care overhaul.

Johnson sued last year over a requirement that congressional members and their employees seek government-subsidized health insurance through small-business exchanges. A federal judge tossed it out, saying Johnson didn't have legal standing to bring it.

Oral arguments in Johnson's appeal are Wednesday before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.

Johnson made several arguments against the requirement, including that he thinks the program is illegal. He also said some citizens who don't get such subsidies might resent lawmakers.

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