In a 6-3 decision on King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court upheld ObamaCare subsidies for individuals in 34 states enrolled in the federal health insurance exchange, HealthCare.gov. Had the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the plaintiff, 60 million Americans would have been freed from ObamaCare’s harmful individual and employer mandates.
Prior to the SCOTUS decision, 353 state lawmakers from 33 states petitioned Congress to reform or replace ObamaCare, regardless of the King decision. The path forward is clear—people want real health care reform that erases the scourge of ObamaCare, and they want it now. There is broad political support for Congress to make major changes that gut ObamaCare’s worst provisions and we hope they’ll take this opportunity to make changes to Obamacare that benefit all Americans.
The Foundation for Government Accountability will continue to be a resource for you and state policymakers nationwide on health and welfare issues. You can keep up with all of our policy work at UncoverObamaCare.com, and TheFGA.org.