Obamacare, aka "Affordable Care Act"
  • Supreme Court will hear new case challenging Obamacare
  • Opponents mounted the challenges based on the specific language of the law, which states that subsidies, offered in the form of tax credits, will be offered in exchanges "established by the state." They contend that nullifies the subsidies offered since the program began in 36 states that did not set up their own exchanges, relying instead on the federal exchange - a form of online marketplace.
  • Halbig v. Sebelius - Court Challenges to Subsidies Threaten Obamacare
  • The plaintiffs in the little-known case, Halbig v. Sebelius, allege that these subsidies were illegal because Obamacare only permitted tax credits to be given to people who had bought insurance from the 14 individual states with their own exchanges, as well as the District of Colombia, not federal exchanges.
  • Federal judge in Virginia rejects challenge to Obamacare's subsidy
  • A federal judge in Virginia has thrown out a lawsuit, which mirrors one under appeal in the District, that claims Obamacare subsidies should only flow to residents who live in a state that decided to run its own insurance market under the law.

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