Supreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge to Obamacare Subsidy

ModernHealthcare.com reported today that the U.S. Supreme Court will not hear King v. Burwell for the time-being. This does not mean that the justices won’t consider hearing it at a different time in the future.

According to author Lisa Schenker, “The legal question posted by King v. Burwell is whether the language of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act allows consumers to receive premium tax credits in states that have not established their own exchange and instead are relying on HealthCare.gov. One part of the law says the tax credits are available only to Americans who enrolled ‘through an Exchange established by the State.’ But the Obama administration argues that the law’s clear intention was to offer subsidies and expand coverage to Americans in every state.”

Read the original article in ModernHealthcare.com

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