That would prevent patients from getting top-notch care, and it would also take money away from doctors who’d have no way to recover those financial losses, the lawsuit said.
The association has about 5,000 members on its mailing list, about 90 percent of whom are doctors, group spokeswoman Jane Orient said.
“We just want to get the federal government out of medicine and restore control to the patients rather than the bureaucrats,” Orient said.
The defendant named in the lawsuit is Daniel Werfel, the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, which is implementing the individual mandate. Neither the IRS nor the White House immediately responded to messages Wednesday.
The association argues that the White House bypassed constitutional restrictions when it delayed implementation of the employer mandate. The group alleges the move violates the 10th Amendment and the constitutional separation of powers.
It asks that the health care law be struck down, or at least that the individual mandate not be enforced until the employer mandate is.