Federal Subsidies

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No shortage of GOP alternatives to ACA, but no consensus either

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.

Republicans may want Americans to keep federal subsidies until 2017

Congressional Republicans are mulling whether to allow individuals to keep their Affordable Care Act federal subsidies until 2017.

Latest King v. Burwell interpretation: New exchanges may not be allowed

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.

States never thought insurance subsidies depended on building an exchange

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?

Did Justice Anthony Kennedy hint at how he voted in King v. Burwell?

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.

Nearly all who got tax credits for insurance in 2014 must reconcile their claims

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.

Reflecting on milestones, obstacles as ACA turns five

The Affordable Care Act turns five today, and it's safe to say the law has had a interesting life so far.

CBO lowers projection for ACA implementation cost again

The Congressional Budget Office has lowered its projection for the cost of implementing the Affordable Care Act yet again.

After King v. Burwell arguments, failing to plan is planning to fail

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.

Start of King v. Burwell arguments boosts hospital stocks

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.