A big win for Obamacare -- but Supreme Court could still pull the plug

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t decide the Affordable Care Act’s fate until next year. Last week, however, the court ruled that a Republican attempt to hobble the law was not just misguided, it was illegal.In their 8-1 ruling, the justices ordered the government to pay health insurers $12 billion they had been promised from a program that lasted from 2014 to 2016, the first three years after the law took effect. That’s when insurers were taking on many new policyholders through the Affordable Care Act exchange.Companies weren’t sure how to price premiums for these new enrollees, many of whom had ...


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