Are the Subsidies that Made Health Insurance Affordable, Also Illegal?

July 23, 2014

confusedThis year, 6.7 million Americans were able to afford health insurance because of subsidies allowed for in the Affordable Care Act.

Were those subsidies illegal? It depends on who you ask, and if your state chose to run its own health insurance marketplace.

Two different federal circuit court rulings came down on either side of the issue. Of those 6.7 million Americans, 4.7 million may no longer be eligible for subsidies – and may no longer be able to afford health insurance.

In this video, Connecticut Health Foundation president & CEO Patricia Baker explains what this means for Connecticut in the short term and the long term.

 

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2 Responses to Are the Subsidies that Made Health Insurance Affordable, Also Illegal?

  1. Pat Richter says:

    There are many possible next steps for this unusual circumstance of two courts having opposite conclusions within hours of each other. The NYT has a comprehensive summary of all the possibilities here:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/23/upshot/after-health-law-rulings-here-are-possible-next-steps.html?_r=0

  2. Pat Baker says:

    Thank you for your comment,and this article got it right- these decisions are Not the Final Word- much more is to come; and there is work to be done.

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