Supreme Court Rules in Favor of ACA's Federal Exchanges
In a 6-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of upholding key provisions of the Affordable Care Act that allows the federal government to continuing subsidizing health insurance in states that did not set up their own exchanges.
According to the decision, written by Justice Robert, “The Act gives each State the opportunity to establish its own Exchange, but provides that the Federal Government will establish “such Exchange” if the State does not. And by using the words “such Exchange,” the Act indicates that State and Federal Exchanges should be the same. But State and Federal Exchanges would differ in a fundamental way if tax credits were available only on State Exchanges—one type of Exchange would help make insurance more affordable by providing billions of dollars to the States’ citizens; the other type of Exchange would not.”
Read more in the June 26 edition of This Week in Washington.