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Federal Judge Upholds ACA Healthcare Subsidies

On January, 15 U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman in Washington, D.C., upheld the legality of the subsidies that are crucial to the Affordable Care Act and dismissed one of the primary remaining court challenges to the new federal law...
January 24, 2014

On January, 15 U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman in Washington, D.C., upheld the legality of the subsidies that are crucial to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and dismissed one of the primary remaining court challenges to the new federal law. The decision represents a major victory for the Obama administration, which has been defending the law in court since it was enacted in March 2010. The ruling is crucial because the 36 states using the federal exchange account for around 67 percent of the nation's population, and of the nearly 1.2 million people enrolled in coverage through the federal marketplace as of Dec. 28, around four-fifths qualified for subsidies. Judge Friedman ruled that Congress intended to make the insurance subsidies available to all Americans.

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