Justices announced Friday afternoon they would hear review of King v. Burwell, a
Critics of the law have interpreted a particular phrase in the law, which says subsides were to be available for those enrolled through an "Exchange established by the State," to mean those enrolled through federal exchanges did not qualify.
The subsidies go to many low- and middle-income people to sharply reduce the cost of plans available on the individual insurance markets set up under the law. Some 5.4 million people enrolled in insurance plans through the federal exchange, 87 percent of whom received federal subsidies to reduce the cost of premiums by potentially hundreds of dollars each month.
But the same day, the
Following the Halbig ruling, the Obama administration requested an "en banc" hearing, which would have put the case before the entire D.C. Circuit.
The administration asked the
Instead, at least four
The case, should the
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