U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies in King v. Burwell Case

June 25, 2015

For Immediate Release
Contact: Nick Novak 608-237-7290

[Madison, Wisc…] On Thursday, the United States Supreme Court upheld subsidies offered through the Affordable Care Act in states that have a federal exchange as constitutional.

While the text of the law clearly reads that people would qualify for subsidies on an exchange “established by the state,” the Supreme Court’s decision will allow individuals to receive subsidies in states with federal or state exchanges.

In response to the Supreme Court’s decision, Brett Healy, President of The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy, released the following statement:

“It is disappointing that the Supreme Court failed to stand with taxpayers today. The Affordable Care Act says in plain language that individuals who purchase insurance through Obamacare only qualify for subsidies ‘established by the state,’ and the Court’s decision today unfortunately endorses a flawed law that has driven up health care costs exponentially.

“Instead of interpreting the law for what it actually says, the Court interpreted it for what they wanted it to say. The Affordable Care Act is severely broken, and this activist result will only continue the negative impact the law has had on taxpayers in Wisconsin and the country.”