high court in a 6-3 ruling upheld the subsidies - a provision that has helped nearly 200,000 people in
with preserving President
"That means that the roughly 175,000 people in
"Our rmarket would have become unsustainable, unless
"Whether you like or loathe the ACA, we're at a point in its implementation that we're seeing some real impact - real benefits - for health care consumers who now enjoy greater access to the health care services they need," Ryan said. "To have backtracked on that progress would have been devastating for those individuals.
She added that it "would have been a big blow to the hospitals and other health care providers that take care of those patients regardless of their ability to pay, and would have introduced a great deal of uncertainty throughout the insurance marketplace.
" The decision in the case, King v. Burwell, centered on language in the ACA that allows the government to provide tax breaks for people to buy insurance on the marketplaces known as exchanges, which were created by the ACA. The 2012 law allowed states to set up their own exchanges or allow the federal government to run them on their behalf - with more than two-thirds of states choosing the latter.
Four plaintiffs from
"(The provision) allows tax credits br insurance purchased on any Exchange created under the Act," Roberts wrote. "Those credits are necessary for the Federal Exchanges to function like their State Exchange counterparts, and to avoid the type of calamitous result that
He went on to write: "
According to the NJHA, 83 percent of those
The ruling set off a wave of reaction from politicians and industry organizations across
The head of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of
"Thereare a number of other health care issues to focus on in
"We are very pleased with today's ruling in the King v. Burwell case," he said in a statement. "