Friday, November 7, 2014

Supreme Court Decides to Hear Case on the Legality of Subsidies in the 34 Federally Facilitated Exchanges

This was just posted by Lyle Denniston at SCOTUSblog:
The Supreme Court, moving back into the abiding controversy over the new health care law, agreed early Friday afternoon to decide how far the federal government can extend its program of subsidies to buyers of health insurance. At issue is whether the program of tax credits applies only in the consumer marketplaces set up by 16 states, and not at federally-run sites in 34 states.
Rather than waiting until Monday to announce its action, which would be the usual mode at this time in the Court year, the Justices released the order granting review of King v. Burwell not long after finishing their closed-door private Conference. ...
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