Nationwide Health Care Subsidies Upheld

2015

The U.S. Supreme Court rejects a major challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care law. The justices decide, 6-3, that the subsidies that millions of Americans received to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live. The ruling in King v. Burwell protects 6.4 million people who were at risk of losing the aid because they reside in states that did not set up their own health exchanges.