Judge Expected To Rule On Federal Exchange Subsidies Today
Politico: Judge To Rule On Lawsuit Challenging Obamacare Subsidies
A District of Columbia federal judge says he’ll rule Tuesday on a lawsuit over whether Americans enrolling in federally run exchanges as part of the health care law can collect insurance subsidies after he directed pointed questions to the Obama administration in a three-hour hearing Monday. The case is one of two prominent attempts to stop premium subsidies from being awarded in states where the federal government is running the new health exchange. The seven businesses and self-employed individuals bringing the case say the Affordable Care Act allows insurance subsidies in the state-run exchanges, but not the federal ones (Cunningham, 10/22).
Earlier, related KHN analysis: Health Exchanges And The Litigation Landscape (Stuart Taylor, 11/29/12).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.