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ACA news roundup: Old lawsuits, new controversies

All eyes are on the Affordable Care Act as the healthcare reform law's fate continues to spark debates and lawsuits.  FierceHealthPayer   rounded up the top ACA stories from this week to discuss the legal issues, the controversies and the what-ifs.

Four words at heart of King v. Burwell a drafting error

The four words that prompted the Supreme Court to hear   King v. Burwell  may have made it into the final text of the law because of a drafting error.

King v. Burwell: What the Supreme Court decision will mean for providers

Joseph Swedish, president and CEO of Anthem Inc. and Michael Leavitt, former secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, discussed the implications of the Supreme Court's upcoming ruling in King. v. Burwell for providers at the American Hosptial Association's annual meeting. 

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.

GOP shifting focus away from repealing Affordable Care Act

Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act may be off the table for now.  The GOP-controlled Congress could push ACA-repealing legislation to President Barack Obama's desk. However, Obama would likely veto the maneuver. For the time being, Republicans appear to focus on other legislative issues, such as proposing changes to the Medicaid and Medicare programs.

Bipartisan proposal aims to fix individual mandate

While  opponents of the Affordable Care Act have been quick to judge the individual mandate, three Republican Congressmen have crafted a proposal that aims to address the issues surrounding the individual mandate by building on past bipartisan efforts.

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.

All eyes on Congress to fix ACA subsidy mess

In the aftermath of the  King v. Burwell  oral arguments, it's up to Congress, not the states, to fix the mess should the Supreme Court find subsidies to be illegal in states that did not establish their own exchanges.

Past amendments could prohibit states from establishing exchanges

States hoping to establish their own isurance exchanges should the Supreme Court rule tax subsidies legal only in states that set up their own marketplaces will face technical challenges. A handful may face legal challenges as well.