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State Health Care Laws Continued to Evolve in 2014

by Kelly Hagemann
Daily Journal
December 26, 2014

Kelly Hagemann's article, "State Health Care Laws Continued to Evolve in 2014," was published in the Daily Journal on December 26, 2014.

From the article...

"2014 was a busy year in health care law, with action at the U.S. Supreme Court level, the state Supreme Court, and significant state appellate court rulings relating to state-regulated privacy and reimbursement issues.

U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will take another crack at the Affordable Care Act in King v. Burwell, 14-114. King involves Section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code, which authorizes federal tax-credit subsidies for health insurance coverage purchased through an "exchange established by the State under section 1311" of the ACA. The question is whether the Internal Revenue Service has authority to extend subsidies to states with exchanges run by the federal government, as opposed to states (like California) that operate their own exchanges. If the regulation is found to be impermissible, millions of low-income residents in states with federally run exchanges could lose the subsidies that offset their costs of purchasing health insurance."

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