Battle Over Health Insurance Premium Subsidies May Dilute Affordable Care Act


H. Guy Collier said that if federal subsidies are eventually limited to consumers using the state-based exchanges following the D.C. Circuit’s Halbig decision, “the big question is what happens with the states that aren’t currently running their own exchanges.” Mr. Collier suggested that some states will “recognize that they have tens of thousands of citizens who really can’t afford coverage without the subsidies and, despite their philosophical objections to the health care reform law, elect to set up a state-based exchange.” Read the full article