Court Issues Conflicting Opinions on ACA Subsidies

This week, two courts issued conflicting rulings on Halbig v. Burwell, a case that may result in the elimination of health insurance subsidies for an estimated 5 million federal Exchange consumers. On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled against the federal government, stating that taxpayer-funded health insurance subsidies may not… Read more »

DC Council Approves Tax to Fund Health Care Exchange

The DC City Council on May 6 approved a new tax on all health-related insurance products sold in the District. The measure was passed as emergency legislation in order to contribute needed funding for DC Health Link, the city’s health insurance Exchange. The legislation will implement a 1 percent tax on all insurance premiums paid… Read more »

DC Exchange Healthy on Individual Side

It looks like the aggressive Obamacare marketing is working in one place at least. In an article for The Washington Post, Jason Millman relayed some statistics for individual enrollees of DC Health Link, the city’s ACA Exchange.  The news is good for the city so far: Over 9,000 people have signed up for an insurance… Read more »