In a highly-anticipated ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the use of subsidies to individuals on federally-facilitated health insurance exchanges. The 6-3 ruling in the case, King v. Burwell, means that implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is not affected. Read the full opinion here. Currently, the federal government is operating insurance marketplaces in more than 30 states, and, as of February 2015, 7.5 million people receive premium subsidies in states with a federally-run marketplace. The ruling means that individuals will continue to receive subsidies to purchase health insurance through the federal marketplace.


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