federal subsidies

  • Certified nurse practitioner Myra Tilson conducts a check-up on a patient at a Community Clinic Inc. health center in Takoma Park, Maryland, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Health insurance experts say customers who opt for convenience by automatically renewing their coverage for 2015 are likely to receive dated and inaccurate financial aid amounts.
    July 22, 2014  

    The federal court of appeals based in Washington ruled that the Affordable Care Act does not allow policyholders who get insurance through the federal exchange to qualify for subsidies. A separate ruling, issued hours later by a federal appeals court in Virginia, said federal exchanges policies do qualify. Gwen Ifill talks to Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News and Tom Goldstein of SCOTUSblog.com. Continue reading

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    July 22, 2014   BY Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News 

    A three-judge panel at the U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit threw the fate of an important part of the Affordable Care Act into doubt Tuesday. In a 2-1 decision in Halbig v. Burwell, the judges ruled that the Internal Revenue Service lacked the authority to allow subsidies to be provided in exchanges not run by the states. That could put at immediate risk the millions of people who bought insurance in the 36 states where these online insurance marketplaces are run by the federal government. Continue reading