The state Supreme Court on Thursday denied a request by the State Chamber of Commerce to join Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland's constitutionality challenge of a one percent charge on health care claims.
The money would go to the state's Medicaid program.
The Court has not decided whether it will hear
She contends the charge is a tax that was approved by less than three-quarters of the Legislature less than five days before the end of the 2010 session.
Unless the state's High Court rules otherwise, the new law takes effect Aug. 27.