Republicans agree that they want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but their plan of attack once the Supreme Court issues its King v. Burwell ruling in June regarding the legality of federal subsidies remains up in the air.
Congressional Republicans are mulling whether to allow individuals to keep their Affordable Care Act federal subsidies until 2017.
If the Supreme Court rules in favor of the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell and strikes down federal subsidies for residents in the 34 states that rely on the federal insurance exchange, one legal expert suggests that residents of those states may never qualify for subsidies.
The oral arguments in King v. Burwell brought up the case of federalism--specifically, whether states were unconstitutionally coerced into establishing their own health insurance exchanges. But what if states really did not know the consequences of not setting up their own exchanges?
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.
As many as 95 percent of Americans will need to reconcile the advance premium tax credits they received to obtain health insurance in 2014, and the average amount of money in question is close to $775, according to a new issue brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
The Affordable Care Act turns five today, and it's safe to say the law has had a interesting life so far.
The Congressional Budget Office has lowered its projection for the cost of implementing the Affordable Care Act yet again.
Healthcare, at its essence, is a waiting game. We wait for the doctor to see us. We wait for test results. We wait for the bill. We wait to find out if insurance covered it. We wait for a reimbursement check, more test results or another bill. We wait for our next appointment. Now we wait for a King v. Burwell verdict.
While the Supreme Court's decision in King v. Burwell is still a long way off, the stock market's reaction to the start of oral arguments Wednesday indicates that many see hope for the survival of federal health insurance subsidies.