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A DC court ruled against Obamacare. Here's what happens next.

Posted on July 24, 2014  |  Permalink

Topics: Health Care Reform, Legal Issues, Exchanges

by Dan Diamond, Contributing Editor

For the second time in three years, a major component of the ACA's coverage expansion is in jeopardy, after an appeals court struck down the law's premium subsidies in 36 states.

In Halbig v. Burwell, the U.S. Court of Appeals on Tuesday morning ruled 2-1 that the IRS illegally concluded that the ACA's federal subsidies for exchange plans should apply in those states that have a federally run exchange marketplaces. 

See coverage from Tuesday's American Health Line >>>

The ruling does not apply to the 14 states and Washington, D.C., that maintain their own exchanges. 

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A DC court ruled against Obamacare. Here's what happens next.

WHAT WE’RE READING: Likely Link Between Farm Animals, Human Antibiotic Resistance

Posted on July 24, 2014  |  Permalink

Topics: Public Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Prescription Drugs, Lesbian Bisexual Gay Transgender

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WHAT WE’RE READING: Likely Link Between Farm Animals, Human Antibiotic Resistance

WHAT WE'RE READING: Overweight and Unaware

Posted on July 23, 2014  |  Permalink

Topics: Care Delivery, Access to Care, Mobile Health, Health Information Exchange, Research and Development, Prescription Drugs, Children, Immigrants, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Obesity

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WHAT WE'RE READING: Overweight and Unaware