The King v. Burwell Decision and Its Effect on the Affordable Care ActM


On June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Internal Revenue Service had the authority to issue regulations allowing Affordable Care Act subsidies to be granted by health care exchanges that were not established by a state. The ruling protects the subsidies granted to individuals purchasing health insurance in the 34 exchanges operated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

In a 6-3 decision, Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority, said that while language in the ACA could be read to mean that subsidies are limited to state established exchanges, the law when read as a whole provides a sufficient basis for concluding that Congress intended to allow subsidies in all exchanges.

In this ASA webinar, ASA legal experts will explain the court’s decision, the possible legislative scenarios that could unfold in the aftermath of the ruling, and what it means for staffing firms for the remainder of 2015 and beyond.

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