Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina’s (BCBSNC) lawyers lost a federal court case claiming the federal government owed the state’s largest insurer $130 million. The amount was part of $2.87 billion the United States Department of Health and Human Services said the government owed insurers across the country for covering “older and sicker” patients in the Risk Corridors of the Affordable Health Care Act, in 2014 alone. BCBSNC was not paid an additional $175 million promised by the program in 2015. All told, BCBSNC has lost over $400 million from its ACA marketplace policies. Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby ruled there was no language in the law setting a deadline for the payments. A similar lawsuit attempting to recover $75 million owed the Land of Lincoln Mutual Health Insurance Company was dismissed in November, and the Chicago-based company has since gone out of business. The courts, however, ruled in favor of promptly paying $210 million owed Moda Health Plan, Incorporated, of Portland, Oregon.