Appeals Court to Rehear ACA Subsidies Case

Earlier today the DC Circuit Court of Appeals announced it will re-hear Halbig v. Burwell, the case regarding the legality of federal Exchange subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In July the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled against the federal government, stating that taxpayer-funded health insurance subsidies may not be… Read more »

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 »

Summer Policy Update

With the midterm elections rapidly approaching, the ASAE Public Policy team would like to update our community on a couple of the key issues that we have been following. Please find two memos detailing two ongoing issues of interest to associations: implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and tax reform. The documents represent the… 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 »