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November 10, 2014

SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Challenge to ACA Subsidies

The Supreme Court has accepted the case of King v. Burwell which challenges the Federal subsidies received by those who enroll in an insurance plan through the Federal Exchange.  The Affordable Care Act (ACA) language provides for subsidies (in the form of tax credits) for those who obtain coverage through state-run exchanges.  It does not specifically state that the subsidies are also allowed in the Federal Exchange for people who live in states that did not establish an exchange.  Supporters of the law argue that the language can be interpreted in different ways, while opponents see the subsidies that millions of Americans have received as illegal.

Arguments in the case should begin in March of 2015 with a decision expected by July.  Read more

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