SCOTUS Rules In Favor Of ACA
June 25, 2015
In the landmark case of King v. Burwell, the United States Supreme Court has upheld the ability of federally-run insurance exchanges to offer federal subsidy monies to Americans seeking health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The vote was 6-3, with Justices Alito, Scalia, and Thomas dissenting. Justice Kennedy joined Chief Justice Roberts and the majority from the National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius case in upholding the law as currently implemented. This means that qualified individuals in the 34 states with federal exchanges (including West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana) may continue to receive the subsidies. Further analysis of the Supreme Court’s decision will be provided in a later alert.
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