Thursday, June 25, 2015

King v. Burwell—The Supreme Court & Healthcare

Today, in a 6-to-3 decision written by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., the Supreme Court ruled that the tax credit the Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes available to low income citizens who buy healthcare coverage purchased on insurance exchanges "established by the state" applies to exchanges established by the state and the federal government. This means ACA, a signature piece of the Obama Administration's legislative legacy, remains intact and a key element used to make healthcare more affordable is available not only in the 16 state exchanges but in the 34 exchanges the federal government established for the states who did not establish their own exchange.

Read the Opinion below and at the Supreme Court's Web site. For more on the case, visit SCOTUSblog's King v. Burwell case page.