Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Will the Affordable Care Act be made ineffective by this case? Supreme Court decides.

Because the complex law depends on three principles—tax help for participants, shared responsibility (meaning the individual coverage mandate) and reforms of the insurance market—to extend health coverage to more Americans, a decision that significantly hobbled one leg of that stool would undermine the entire law, observers believe.

The case “is the most existential threat to the viability of the Affordable Care Act in about three dozen states,” says Ron Pollack, the executive director of Families USA, a Washington, D.C., group that lobbies on behalf of health care consumers and is a strong supporter of the ACA. “The stakes are very high.”

Article here (via ABA journal). 

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