Supreme Court upholds ACA, defies partisanship: Column


People often think everyone in Washington is political. With its decision in King v. Burwell this morning, the Supreme Court (or at least some of its members) proved that’s not always true. In a 6-3 decision authored by Chief Justice Roberts and joined by Justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan, the Court held that Americans nationwide can continue to receive the tax credits that put the “affordable” in Affordable Care Act. As the Court put it, “Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them. . . . [The provision at issue] can fairly be read consistent with what we see as Congress’s plan, and that is the reading we adopt.”

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