June 25, 2015In the News

Stevens Quoted in "Supreme Court upholds Obamacare" featured Michael Best Attorney Charles P. Stevens in the article "Supreme Court upholds Obamacare" on June 25, 2015.

"The U.S. Supreme Court today voted 6-3 to uphold the provision of the Affordable Care Act that allows people using the federal health insurance market to receive tax subsidies.

Wisconsin is one of 34 states that have adopted a federally run exchange as opposed to a state-run exchange. If the Supreme Court had ruled against the Obama administration in the King v. Burwell case, 184,000 people in Wisconsin and 6 million people nationwide could have lost their health insurance.

The Supreme Court’s decision was considered by many to have boiled down to four key words in the Affordable Care Act: “established by the state.” The plaintiffs in King v. Burwell claimed those words meant the tax subsidies were intended only for those in state-run exchanges. The Obama administration said “the state” refers to the government in general, whether state or federal.

Reaction to today’s ruling was mixed."

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