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Archive: June 26, 2015

Health care advocate Frances Padilla says many Connecticut consumers are saving thousands of dollars a month on their insurance premiums as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court Affordable Care Act decision. Courtesy: Rosana Garcia.

HARTFORD, Conn. - The Supreme Court decision upholding federal subsidies for the Affordable Care Act has major implications for consumers, according to local advocates. Frances Padilla, president of the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, applauded the logic behind the ruling and also ...Read More

PHOTO: The nearly 160,000 Tennesseans who receive tax credits to subsidize their health-care plans through the Affordable Care Act marketplace can continue to receive them. This after the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed the subsidies in a 6-3 decision in the case of King vs. Burwell. Photo credit: Mark Fisher/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Tennesseans who get subsidized health insurance through the federal online marketplace can continue to receive the associated tax credits, handing a victory to thousands of people statewide. While the decision is great news for the 156,0 ...Read More

PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in King vs. Burwell upholds health-care tax credits in states using the federal health insurance marketplace. Consumer advocates are celebrating the decision, and say a ruling against tax credits could have led to destabilization of the insurance market nationwide. Photo courtesy of Architect of the Capitol.

DENVER - The 6-3 ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court's King vs. Burwell case puts an end to the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act. The plaintiff in the case, David King, argued tax credits can only go to people in states, including Colorado, that established their own marketplaces. If the co ...Read More

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the legality of the Affordable Care Act subsidies for those in Iowa and nationwide. Credit: Ted Eytan/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - Saying that Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health-insurance markets, not destroy them, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the subsidies available to those in Iowa and across the nation for plans available through the federal marketplaces. Among those applauding ...Read More

While celebrating the Supreme Court's ruling, advocates for health-care access are still fighting to expand Medicaid in Missouri. Credit: kconnors/morguefile.com

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold health-insurance discounts in states such as Missouri with federally facilitated marketplaces is being hailed as a major victory - but not the end of the battle to expand access to health care across the state. Since nearly 90 percen ...Read More

More than 8,000 delegates from across the country will gather in Orlando, Florida this weekend for the annual delegate assembly of the National Education Association.

PIERRE, S.D. - More than 8,000 delegates from across the nation will gather in Orlando, Fla., this weekend for the annual delegate assembly of the National Education Association. The body will discuss issues that affect teachers and schools nationwide. Mary McCorkle, president of the South Dakota E ...Read More

The Blackfeet Nation is hosting a Badger Two-Medicine Day on Saturday at Mitten Lake. Hikes, trail rides, language lessons and ceremonies all are free to the public. Credit. U.S. Forest Service.

BROWNING, Mont. - The Badger-Two Medicine area's history, landscape and recreational opportunities will be celebrated Saturday at Mitten Lake. Badger Two-Medicine Day offers a plant-identification workshop, hikes and trail rides, Blackfeet language lessons and stories about the cultural heritage of ...Read More

The latest Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act may provide confidence in the system, but there are still nearly 80,000 Idahoans who don't quality or can't afford the coverage. Credit: Deborah C. Smith.

BOISE, Idaho - The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a key component of the Affordable Care Act - the legality of payment subsidies in certain situations. Seventy-six thousand Idahoans have signed up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, yet there are 78,000 who don't qualify for ...Read More

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