Justice Dept. Seeks Appeal in Health Overhaul Case

The Justice Department asked a full federal appeals court Friday to take up a case that has endangered subsidies helping millions of low- and middle-income people to afford their healthcare premiums under Obamacare.

The Justice Department asked a full federal appeals court Friday to take up a case that has endangered subsidies helping millions of low- and middle-income people to afford their healthcare premiums under Obamacare.

Last month, a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said financial aid can be provided only in states that have set up their own insurance markets, or exchanges.

To date, 16 states have set up their own exchanges. Thirty-four states have opted to have the federal government establish exchanges on their behalf.

Two judges nominated by Republican presidents formed the majority over a dissent from a Democratic appointee.

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Source: Modern Healthcare