Oklahoma Asks Supreme Court To Hear Its Health Law Challenge, Too
Oklahoma's attorney general said Thursday he has asked the high court to hear his arguments that parts of the health law don't apply to his state, at the same time they consider the subsidy challenge in King v. Burwell. Meanwhile, thousands of Missouri and Illinois residents would lose more than $2 billion in health insurance subsidies if the court were to rule in favor of the plaintiffs.
Oklahoma Asks Supreme Court to Hear Its Health Law Challenge
Oklahoma’s attorney general said Thursday that he is asking the Supreme Court to consider his state's challenge to health law insurance subsidies at the same time justices hear arguments in a similar case they agreed to take up earlier this month. In the petition, Attorney General Scott Pruitt said the Oklahoma challenge should be added to the briefing schedule that is already in place for King v. Burwell, and that the two cases should be heard together. (Attias, 11/20)
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Missouri, Illinois Health Insurance Subsidies In Jeopardy
Thousands of people in Missouri and Illinois would lose a total of more than $2 billion in annual health insurance subsidies if the Supreme Court rules against President Barack Obama’s administration in a case next year. The case has garnered national attention since the high court agreed to hear it earlier this month. At issue is whether the government can award subsidies to consumers who purchase health plans in a marketplace operated by the federal government. (Shapiro, 11/21)