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King v. Burwell (US 2015)

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US Supreme Court Upholds IRS Interpretation of ACA Subsidy Structure

Jones Walker • July 01, 2015
In King v. Burwell, the U.S. Supreme Court held that federal tax credits created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are available to individuals who purchase health insurance coverage from a federal or state established Health Insurance Exchange (“Exchange”).

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act Subsidies for Coverage Purchased on Federally Facilitated State Health Care Exchanges

FordHarrison LLP • June 26, 2015
King v. Burwell challenges the implementation of federal insurance marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act.

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act Subsidies

Franczek Radelet P.C • June 26, 2015
Today, in King v. Burwell, the United States Supreme Court held that subsidies for coverage under all marketplace health exchanges pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”) remain available.

King v. Burwell: The Supreme Court Rules in Favor of the Administration and the Affordable Care Act Survives

Littler Mendelson, P.C. • June 26, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court has once again ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). At issue in King. v. Burwell was whether the landmark legislation allows federal subsidies to be given to low-income consumers residing in the 34 states that did not set up their own health insurance Exchange. In a 6-3 decision, the Court answered in the affirmative, preserving subsidies for millions of Americans who purchased their health insurance through a Federal Exchange. Affirming the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Supreme Court opined that the tax credits are, indeed, available to individuals in states that use a Federal Exchange. The majority decision was written by Chief Justice Roberts, and joined by Justices Kennedy, Ginsberg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan, while Justices Scalia, Thomas and Alito dissented.

Impact on Employers After Supreme Court's Ruling to Uphold Key Provision of Affordable Care Act

Goldberg Segalla LLP • June 26, 2015
In a 6-3 decision issued today, the United States Supreme Court once again upheld President Obama’s signature legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, keeping the employer mandate in effect for all states — even those without their own health insurance exchange.

Supreme Court Once Again Saves the ACA: Rules Yes on Tax Credits For Purchasers From a Federal Exchange

Ogletree Deakins • June 26, 2015
On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that tax credits are available to individuals in states that have a federal Exchange under Section 1321 of the Affordable Care Act (the Act or the ACA). In a 6-to-3 ruling, the majority opinion declined to treat the issue as merely a matter of deference to the Internal Revenue Service’s interpretation of the Act.

Supreme Court Upholds ACA Federal Subsidies

XpertHR • June 26, 2015
The Supreme Court upheld federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in King v. Burwell. By a margin of 6-3, the Court upheld a 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that allowed individuals residing in states with no state-run exchanges to receive tax credits through a federal exchange. Chief Justice Roberts authored the majority opinion, explaining in plain terms how the law works and the central role that the subsidies play in keeping "Affordable" in the ACA.

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act Subsidies

Nexsen Pruet • June 25, 2015
In the 6-3 opinion, the Supreme Court held subsidies available to Exchange enrollees under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) are available regardless of whether coverage is purchased through state-based or federal Exchanges. This means that individuals who get their health insurance through an Exchange established by the federal government still are eligible for tax subsidies.

King v. Burwell: What to Expect From the Supreme Court Argument

Ogletree Deakins • March 03, 2015
On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear argument in King v. Burwell, a case involving premium tax credits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Among its many provisions, the ACA includes one that authorizes a refundable federal income tax credit to assist low-income taxpayers to pay for health coverage obtained through a health insurance marketplace (referred to as an “Exchange”) established by a state under ACA § 1311. The only issue before the Court in King is the validity of a Treasury regulation implementing the premium tax credit provision of the ACA.
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