If Supreme Court Strikes Federal Exchange Subsidies, Health Law Could Unravel

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Supreme Court police stand guard during a storm in March.

Supreme Court police stand guard during a storm in March.

Michael Reynolds/EPA/Landov

Exactly what would happen to the Affordable Care Act if the Supreme Court invalidates tax credits in three dozen states where the federal government runs the program?

Legal scholars say a decision like that would deal a potentially lethal blow to the law because it would undermine the government-run insurance marketplaces that are its backbone, as well as the mandate requiring most Americans to carry coverage.

In King v. Burwell, the law’s challengers argue that Congress intended to limit federal tax credits to residents of states running their own insurance

Article source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/11/26/366808795/if-high-court-strikes-federal-exchange-subsidies-health-law-could-unravel?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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