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Supreme Court Sides With Affordable Care Act

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Affordable Health Care Act, rejecting a suit that was centered on a phrase referring to “an exchange established by the state”. A vigorous effort was made to argue that the bill’s language meant that tax credits for buying insurance should only be available in states that had decided to operate their own health insurance exchange marketplaces, instead of being administered by the federal government. Had the court ruled in favor of this interpretation, millions of currently insured people would suddenly be unable to maintain their health insurance coverage. In 2014, the ACA expanded Medicaid coverage for anyone under the age of 65, including parents with children over 18 and single adults. For many who had health insurance through the Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA) program, they were potentially eligible for Medicaid after their RMA coverage ended. Previously, the Southeast Asian Resource Action Center noted that refugees and their families were among those who would benefit from the program. Examples included access to a simple market to buy insurance …