DC Appeals Court Pulls ACA Case From Schedule

Following the Supreme Court's decision to hear an appeal for the ACA subsidy lawsuit King v Burwell, a DC appeals court has halted work on a similar case it was reviewing.

A federal appeals court on Wednesday canceled December arguments over health insurance tax credits under the Affordable Care Act, following the Supreme Court’s November 7 decision to review the issue itself.

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The Supreme Court last week in a separate lawsuit from Virginia, King v Burwell, that challenged the subsidies and made it likely the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit would halt work on the case it was reviewing. Arguments in the Virginia case will be held in early 2015 with a decision before July.

The DC Circuit said it would pick up review of its case, Halbig v Burwell, after the Supreme Court rules in the Virginia case.

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Source: The Wall Street Journal