Supreme Court To Decide If It Will Hear Insurance Subsidies Case
The GOP says language in the health law bars consumers in 36 states from using federal tax subsidies to purchase health coverage on the federal exchange. The justices, who are scheduled to consider the question this week, could announce their decision to take up the case or not as soon as Nov. 3, according to Bloomberg.
Obamacare Faces New Threat As Supreme Court Weighs Appeal
The fate of President Barack Obama’s health-care law is again in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court. Two years after upholding the law by a single vote, the justices are weighing whether to hear a Republican-backed appeal that would block people in 36 states from getting tax subsidies to buy insurance. The justices are scheduled to discuss the matter tomorrow, with an announcement coming as soon as Nov. 3. (Stohr, 10/30)
Legal action also continues regarding the overhaul's birth control coverage mandate -
Federal Judge Blocks New HHS Workaround For Birth-control Coverage
A federal judge in Florida on Tuesday jumped into the latest round in the legal wrangling over a Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provision involving birth-control coverage and how it applies to religious institutions. (Schencker, 10/29)