June 30, 2015

What’s Next for the Affordable Care Act: Life after King v. Burwell

Ron Pollack

Executive Director

In the not-too-distant future, the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell will be viewed as a significant turning point for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Simply stated, the ACA is not only the law of the land–it will remain the law of the land. And I believe that the Court’s decision foreshadows an end to the contentious and partisan fights about the ACA’s existence–and that, slowly but surely, a search for common purpose on health care will begin among conservatives and progressives, Republicans and Democrats.

June 26, 2015

Takeaways from the King v Burwell Decision

Ron Pollack

Executive Director

When the Supreme Court sided with the government in King v. Burwell yesterday, it was a victory for the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—and, more importantly, for the millions of people who currently benefit from the law and the millions more who will now be able to benefit in years to come. But a close look at the ruling reveals that the dimensions of the King v. Burwell victory may be bigger than we had hoped for.

June 25, 2015

King v. Burwell: Where Consumers Losing Tax Credits Could See the Biggest Increases in Premium Payments

Ben D'Avanzo

Special Projects Manager

The Supreme Court will rule any day now on King v. Burwell, the case that will determine whether premium tax credits remain available in the 34 states in which the federal government runs the health insurance marketplace.

If the Supreme Court rules against the government, more than 6 million people in 34 states would lose access to the premium tax credits they rely on to afford their health insurance. All consumers who rely on tax credits in these states would pay substantially more out of pocket on their monthly premium payments. However, residents of some states and congressional districts would experience much higher spikes in their premium payments if they lose their tax credits.

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