Will the Supreme Court Destroy the Affordable Care Act?

Will the Supreme Court Destroy the Affordable Care Act?

Will the Supreme Court Destroy the Affordable Care Act?

The US Supreme Court is preparing to hear another case that could render key parts of the ACA illegal.

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President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law in March of 2010, and it’s been dogged by right-wing attempts to reverse it ever since. Last Friday, the Supreme Court announced it would hear another challenge to the ACA, this time in the case King v. Burwell. Depending on how the judges come down, they could end up outlawing some of the federal tax subsidies that are helping people buy individual insurance policies.

Dorian Warren, an associate professor in Political Science at Columbia University, argues that doing away with these subsidies will be “taking money out of people’s pockets and taking away their health insurance coverage.”
—N’Kosi Oates

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