Ruling Could Yield Chaos - 05/13/2016
Two conflicting court rulings on the use of health insurance premium subsidies could affect patients' health — and doctors' wallets. On July 22, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the government should not be providing premium subsidies to consumers buying health insurance in states like Texas that use HealthCare.gov, the federally run Affordable Care Act insurance exchange. But, later the same day, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Va., upheld the current practice of allowing premium subsidies for anyone buying health
insurance in either the federal marketplace or a state exchange.