Thursday, June 25, 2015

Supreme Court Decision: Still Covered

The Supreme Court upheld income-based federal health care subsidies today. In doing so, it showed a certain impatience with the far-fetched constructions that were the basis for the challenge to the law. Chief Justice John Roberts, in writing the majority opinion, seemed worried about future activist courts seizing on small contradictions as an excuse to overturn acts of Congress.

The immediate practical consequence of the decision falls to those who have individual or family health insurance policies. You are still covered. The plaintiffs in this case had asked the Supreme Court to cancel your insurance, depending on the way you purchased your policy, and the court chose not to do so.