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