The High Stakes In Supreme Court’s King V. Burwell Decision
News outlets examine the central issues involved in the Supreme Court's upcoming ruling in this health law challenge. The decision will determine whether millions of Americans who use the federal online insurance marketplace are eligible to use federal subsidies for their coverage.
Kaiser Health News:
What’s At Stake When The Supreme Court Rules On Health Plan Subsidies
Later this month, the Supreme Court is expected to rule on King v. Burwell, a case challenging the validity of federal tax subsidies helping millions of Americans buy health insurance if they don’t get it through an employer. If the court rules against the Obama administration, those subsidies could be cut off for people in the approximately three dozen states using healthcare.gov, the federal exchange website. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the case. (Rovner and Carey, 6/8)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Stakes Are High As Supreme Court Nears Key Obamacare Decision
Before the month ends, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether millions of Americans will be able to keep government subsidies used to purchase health insurance. It’s unclear how the court will rule, but the high-stakes case has already ignited a flurry of doomsday predictions and political posturing in the event the subsidies are struck down. Republicans, who control Congress, have put forward a few proposals that would protect the subsidies in some form but only by repealing major tenets of the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature health law. But some health experts and advocacy groups say these proposals would do little to limit the fallout if the subsidies are struck down. They also don’t like the idea of making significant changes to Obama’s law. (Shapiro, 6/7)