BREAKING: Supreme Court upholds subsidies in King v. Burwell
Insurance premium subsidies will continue to flow to Americans in all states under the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Supreme Court decided 6-3 in King v. Burwell on Thursday.
The justices sided with the Obama administration in the historic decision, saying the healthcare law allows Americans in all states—not just those that established their own exchanges—to receive the subsidies.
Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy were the swing votes in the case, siding with the more liberal justices.
“Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them,” Roberts wrote in the opinion. “If at all possible, we must interpret the act in a way that is consistent with the former, and avoids the latter.”
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