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PIA Legal Analysis: Conflicting ACA District Court Rulings

On July 22, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, located in Richmond, Virginia, and a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued conflicting opinions over the ability of the federal government to subsidize health insurance premiums for Americans living in one of the 36 states that rely on the federal government to operate its healthcare exchange...
August 19, 2014

On July 22, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, located in Richmond, Virginia, and a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued conflicting opinions over the ability of the federal government to subsidize health insurance premiums for Americans living in one of the 36 states that rely on the federal government to operate its healthcare exchange.

The conflicting court decisions could prompt a review by the U.S. Supreme Court. PIA National Counsel & Director of Regulatory Affairs Jennifer M. Webb says the contradictory rulings should not have an immediate effect on consumers while the cases play out in court. Read her legal analysis in this article in the August 2014 issue of PIA Connection.

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