Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act – Again
The Supreme Court of the United States upheld the Affordable Health Care Act for a second time, announcing its decision in King v. Burwell this morning. In short, the Court ruled that individuals who get their health care insurance through exchanges established by the federal governments will be eligible for tax subsidies. This does not change anything for mandated employers, it simply reaffirms that ACA is the law of the land under Court rulings. Are there further Court challenges on the horizon? Many Court watchers do expect to see a challenge involving the requirement that religious non-profits offer their female employees access to birth control on the grounds that this violates religious beliefs. Such a challenge would seek to go further than the Hobby Lobby decision of last year.