Thursday, June 25, 2015
Supreme Court Upholds ACA Insurance Premium Subsidies
If the Supreme Court had ruled today the way the state of Indiana had urged it to hold in a case challenging the availability of health insurance premium subsidies to residents in states like Indiana which chose not to implement a state health care exchange under the Affordable Care Act, at least 180,000 Hoosiers would have lost their health insurance coverage. Those Hoosiers can breathe easier today because the Supreme Court in a 6-3 opinion authored by Chief Justice John Roberts ruled that Congress could not have intended to limit health insurance premium subsidies only to persons in states where state health exchanges had been implemented. The full opinion in King v. Burrell can be viewed here.