Analyzing The Supreme Court Decision On Obamacare
News outlets break down the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act's tax subsidies for people buying health insurance on federal marketplaces.
The Washington Post:
A Simple Guide To Today’s Important Supreme Court Decision About Obamacare
The case was considered the greatest threat to the future of the law commonly known as Obamacare since three years ago, when the court rejected a separate challenge to the law's mandate that most Americans buy health insurance. Here's the decision, and below are answers to a few questions you might have about the big lawsuit. (Ehrenfreund, 6/25)
Justices’ Obamacare Ruling Reads Like Insurance 101
The Supreme Court justices could have chosen from among many esoteric legal arguments to uphold Obamacare subsidies. Instead, they relied on “Insurance 101.” (Kenen, 6/25)
The New York Times:
Obama Gains Vindication And Secures Legacy With Health Care Ruling
For years, President Obama has faced the sneers of political adversaries who called his health care law Obamacare and assailed his effort to build a legacy that has been the aspiration of every Democratic president since Harry S. Truman. But on Thursday, Mr. Obama walked into the Rose Garden to accept vindication as the Supreme Court, for a second time, affirmed the legality of a part of the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Obama said the law “is working exactly as it’s supposed to” and called for an end to the vitriolic politics that have threatened it. (Shear, 6/25)
The Washington Post's Fact Checker:
Fact Checking The Obamacare Rhetoric, Pro And Con
Moments after the Supreme Court upheld a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, our inbox began to be flooded with statements from politicians either condemning or praising the 6 to 3 ruling. These e-mails were then followed by queries from readers asking for an explanation of the facts spouted in those statements. Here’s a guide to some of the rhetoric, much of which we have covered in the past. As is our practice with such round-ups, we do not award Pinocchios. (Kessler, 6/26)
The Wall Street Journal:
Unanswered Health Law Question: So Why Was It Written That Way?
What, exactly, did Congress mean when it wrote those four nettlesome words? ... Interviews with several people involved in writing the legislation, from both sides of the aisle, conducted before the decision came down, offer some intriguing possibilities. (Bravin, 6/25)
The New York Times:
What To Take Away From The Supreme Court Decision On Health Care
The Supreme Court ruled that President Obama’s health care law may provide nationwide tax subsidies to help poor and middle-class people buy health insurance. The bottom line: Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. explained why he and five other justices turned back this challenge to the Affordable Care Act. (Savage, 6/25)
Kaiser Health News:
VIDEO ANALYSIS: Why Did The Supreme Court Uphold The Health Law’s Subsidies?
The Supreme Court Thursday upheld a key part of the 2010 health law – tax subsidies for people who buy health insurance on marketplaces run by the federal government. KHN’s Mary Agnes Carey discusses the decision with Stuart Taylor Jr., of the Brookings Institution, and KHN’s Julie Appleby. (6/25)