The Supreme Court agreed to hear the case King v. Burwell after the challengers lost before a trial court judge and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld the subsidies. After the 4th Circuit ruling, the plaintiffs recognized they could only win the case at the Supreme Court, and so they appealed directly to the justices.
The plaintiffs allege that the plain text of the Affordable Care Act confines the subsidies to "an Exchange established by the State" but not the federal HealthCare.gov exchange which serves residents of states that didn't build one.
A three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit ruled against the subsidies, but the full court vacated that ruling and plans to re-hear the case next month. Keep on reading...
Friday, November 7, 2014
Interesting: The Supremes to hear case arguing #Obamacare law does not allow federal exchange subsidies...
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