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SCOTUS Decision in King v Burwell: Crisis Averted?

Posted by The Harmony Team on Fri, Jun 26, 2015

ACA is here to stay, for now.

On June 25, 2015 the Supreme Court Of the United States (SCOTUS) published its decision in King v Burwell which upholds the availability of federal subsidies for insurance purchased through federal as well as state exchanges. The SCOTUS found that “Congress passed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them” therefore the interpretation of the Act should reflect Congress’ intent. According to the American Health Care Association, this ruling signals that the ACA is here to stay, at least for now. The court decision even went further than expected and limits future challenges to the law which puts an end to the uncertainty associated with repeated challenges to the controversial health care law.

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Topics: Affordable Care Act, ACA, SCOTUS

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