The King vs Burwell decision has been long awaited. In a 6-3 overwhelming victory for the Affordable Care Act and the Obama administration, the Supreme Court has found for the continued availability of subsidies through the federal government’s health insurance exchange. David King and a group of plaintiffs from Virginia had hoped that the Supreme… Continue reading “Established by the State”: The SCOTUS has spoken
It’s formally known as King v Burwell and its time has come. Beginning on March 4th, the Supreme Court will hear arguments that challenge the meaning of four key words in the ACA: “established by the state”. These words refer to health insurance exchanges—why are these words so critical? What are the consequences of the… Continue reading The Supreme Court vs Obamacare Part Two: What You Need to Know
In what has been characterized as the most important decision ever rendered by the Supreme Court, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, was upheld by a 5-4 vote, with the opinion written by Chief Justice Roberts. Although there has been significant media attention on this verdict, there continues to be little understanding… Continue reading The Supreme Court Says Yes to Obamacare: What Exactly Does That Mean?
Next week, the Supreme Court will begin to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the ACA, specifically the individual mandate that would require all Americans to purchase health insurance beginning in 2014. The mandate is highly contentious: 26 state governments and countless other groups are opposing the law. Yet there are many supporters, and although… Continue reading Supreme Court Health Care Decision: Does It Matter to Me?