Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy told lawmakers Monday during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing that justices should not worry potential Congressional drama when they interpret statutes. While Kennedy did not allude to or even mention the King v. Burwell case heard at the beginning of March, his comments left room for interpretation.
Some Supreme Court justices argued that the plaintiffs' case in King v. Burwell upsets the constitutional balance of federal and state powers. There is a problem with the federalism argument, however.
The oral arguments on King v. Burwell have come and gone, leaving the industry--and the rest of the country--to wonder what the Supreme Court will decide come June. Much was discussed during the 84-minute argument, which FierceHealthPayer attended. We've rounded up key takeaways and industry reactions to sum up the session.