Obamacare Battle Over Subsidies in Front of Supreme Court Wednesday
MARCH 04, 2015
Last Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in King v. Burwell, a case that is challenging the federal subsidies that have been forced onto states that did not set up exchanges under Obamacare. Thirty-five states did not set up exchanges, and Obamacare could be gutted substantially if the Supreme Court rules in favor of King this summer. Judicial Watch has filed an amicus brief in this case. Read more about Judicial Watch’s involvement in this SCOTUS case here.
Below is a summary of the case, as quoted in the article:
The plaintiffs, four Virginia residents, argue that Americans who bought insurance through the federal ObamaCare exchange are not entitled to subsidies because the law says only those who bought policies in state exchanges are eligible.
At least 5.5 million Americans last year bought insurance on the federal exchange and received the subsidies.
Both sides in the case — known as King v. Burwell — generally agree that if the high court decides that millions of recipients are no longer eligible, they likely will no longer be able to afford insurance under ObamaCare and exit the system.