Supreme Court Upholds Key Provision Of Affordable Care Act

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(St. Louis Post – Dispatch) – In a sweeping victory for President Barack Obama’s administration, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a key tenet of his signature health law.

The decision could be the last significant legal hurdle that the president’s top domestic accomplishment faces.

The court ruled 6-3 that government subsidies to purchase health insurance under the law are available to consumers across the country, regardless of whether they bought coverage on the federal exchange, HealthCare.gov, or a state-based website.

Residents in Missouri, Illinois and nearly three dozen other states all use HealthCare.gov to purchase individual health insurance policies.

At stake were subsidies, and likely insurance coverage, for more than 6 million Americans, including 200,000 Missourians and 230,000 Illinoisans.

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