Supreme Court Upholds ACA Subsidies

6-3 decision in King versus Burwell saves “Obamacare”

Elizabeth Fassbender

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has once again ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), thus preserving the health care reform act and shifting attention to legislative revisions. In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court upheld the ACA’s insurance subsidies, ruling that the context and structure of the ACA “compel the conclusion” that subsidies are available for eligible Americans in both federally run and state insurance exchanges.

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