On June 25, 2015, in King v. Burwell the Supreme Court upheld the IRS' interpretation of a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which allowed individuals who signed up for coverage under the federal health insurance exchange to be eligible for subsidized health care coverage. In this Strategic Perspective column in Wolters Kluwer Health Law Daily, Layna Cook Rush comments on the post-King v. Burwell landscape and trends in state exchanges. Ms. Rush notes that a complete abandonment of state exchanges seems unlikely.
"We are more likely to see states looking for creative solutions that involve a federal partnership that allows the state to hand over responsibility for those aspects of its exchange with which it is struggling," Ms. Rush said.
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