King v. Burwell: The ACA Survives Second Supreme Court Challenge

King v. Burwell: The ACA Survives Second Supreme Court Challenge

Jun 26, 2015

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Brownstein Client Alert, June 26, 2015

The National The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) survived its second major legal challenge on June 25, 2015, when the United States Supreme Court ruled in King v. Burwell that federal tax subsidies designed to make individual health insurance affordable can continue in states that have not established their own insurance “exchange.” An opposite ruling would have fundamentally disrupted the ACA’s purpose and rendered much of the law ineffective. In 2012, the Supreme Court upheld the ACA’s individual mandate provisions. The two most controversial components of the ACA have now survived Supreme Court scrutiny.

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