High Court Arguments Set For Wednesday — And The ACA’s Fate Could Hang In The Balance
News outlets analyze key aspects of the health law provision being challenged and highlight how the arguments in the case, King v. Burwell, could shape up.
The Washington Post's Wonkblog:
The Supreme Court Is Deciding A Case That Could Derail Obamacare. Here’s What You Need To Know.
The fate of the Affordable Care Act, the president's signature domestic policy achievement, is once again in the hands of the Supreme Court this coming Wednesday. The justices will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, a legal challenge to the financial assistance that millions of Americans are receiving to purchase health insurance. The case is considered the greatest threat to Obamacare's future since the court considered a challenge to the law's individual mandate three years ago. (MIllman, 2/26)
Kaiser Health News:
5 Things To Know About The Supreme Court Case Challenging The Health Law
The Affordable Care Act is once again before the Supreme Court. On March 4, the justices will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, a case challenging the validity of tax subsidies helping millions of Americans buy health insurance if they don’t get it through an employer or the government. If the court rules against the Obama administration, those subsidies could be cut off for everyone in the three dozen states using healthcare.gov, the federal exchange website. A decision is expected by the end of June. (Rovner, 2/27)
The Associated Press:
If Court Says No: Insured Would Miss Insurance Subsidies
Millions of Americans have a big personal stake in next Wednesday's Supreme Court challenge to the nation's health care law: Can they legally continue to get subsidies to help pay for their insurance? If the court says no, people in more than 30 states could lose the federal help. (2/26)
Supreme Court Protesters Say No Plans To Disrupt Obamacare Case
An activist group that has twice disrupted U.S. Supreme Court proceedings in the past year says it does not intend to stage similar protests when the justices hear a major case next week that could gut President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. Kai Newkirk, a spokesman for the group 99Rise, said in an email that "we are not planning anything" in relation to the Obamacare case being argued next Wednesday or the court's other big case of the year on whether states can ban gay marriage, which will be heard in April. (2/26)