The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that tax credit subsidies, which help make health insurance more affordable for low-income Americans, can be offered in all states, including those that use the federal exchange.
The vote was six to three.
Pres. Barack Obama hailed the ruling with these remarks:
Five years ago, after nearly a century of talk, decades of trying, a year of bipartisan debate – we finally declared that in America, health care is not a privilege for a few, but a right for all.
Over those five years, as we’ve worked to implement the Affordable Care Act, there have been successes and setbacks. The setbacks I remember clearly. But as the dust has settled, there can be no doubt that this law is working. It has changed, and in some cases saved, American lives. It set this country on a smarter, stronger course.