Supreme Court Upholds Subsidies in King v. Burwell

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Ankur Goel explained that “because of the magnitude of the issue, the magnitude of the dollars that are being expended,” the Supreme Court declined to apply the Chevron doctrine (allowing regulatory agencies to interpret ambiguous laws) in definitively upholding the ACA’s health insurance subsidies. “To say different administrations could change the ruling didn’t seem to Justice Roberts like the right answer,” Mr. Goel added.