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Posted by Andy Adams on July 1, 2016 - 2:40pm
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We are hearing reports that the first letters from the Department of Health and Human Services regarding employees who have obtained premium subsidies through the He

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Posted by Andy Adams on June 25, 2015 - 1:25pm
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Remember Jonathan Gruber?  Yeah, neither does the SCOTUS.  Jonathan Gruber was the Obamacare architect that made it clear to everyone that would listen at the time of the law's passage and thereafter (at least until it became politically inconvenient) that the absence of subsidies through the federal exchange WAS A FEATURE not a bug of the law.  See our coverage of Mr.

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Posted by Andy Adams on June 25, 2015 - 9:22am
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6-3 is not even close when it comes to the SCOTUS.  Both Justice Roberts and Justice Kennedy held that despite the language of the statute, subsidies are available through the federal exchange.  I am sure there will be plenty of analysis to go around.  The bottom line is that by this decision nothing has changed.  "You can go about your business.  Move along . . .  move along."

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Posted by Andy Adams on September 4, 2014 - 2:58pm
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As we noted here, the DC Circuit has vacated its panel decision deciding the ACA shoud be enforced as it reads to NOT allow subsidies sold outside of state health exchanges (i.e., through the federal exchange).  This was a huge holding, but the odds were stacked against its survival within the more liberal DC Circuit.

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Posted by Andy Adams on February 7, 2014 - 9:53am
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In his State of the Union speech, the President announced that 9 million people had enrolled for health plans on the exchange.  This is an incredible number compared to the number of enrollees just a few weeks ago.  Does this mean that the exchange is now a huge success?  A turnaround of epic proportions with millions clamoring for its products.  Well . . . 
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Posted by Andy Adams on November 14, 2013 - 9:19am
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There is a lot of schadenfreude going around these days over the implosion of healthcare.gov, but it is not something I can bring myself to partake.

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Posted by Andy Adams on April 10, 2013 - 3:33pm
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It's only 21 pages!  Simple no?  This is only the beginning.  Check out the portion of the application that the employer has to complete.  

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