On Tuesday, July 22, in-tandem court rulings produced highly conflicting legal conclusions regarding the Internal Revenue Service’s interpretation of statutory language in the Affordable Care Act. At issue is the eligibility of individuals to receive tax credit subsidies if they purchase insurance through Healthcare.gov, the federal exchange. Relevant language in the ACA appears to pertain only to state exchanges, noted Jim O’Connell, Ceridian’s Washington, D.C., Consultant. Explaining the significance, at the HR Legislation Blog O’Connell wrote “that 36 states decided not to set up their own exchanges, leaving it to the federal government to roll out Healthcare.gov,” and went on to predict what might happen next. Read his post.

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Conflicting Court Decisions Lay Foundation for Possibly Defining Moment in the Affordable Care Act

Jul 22, 2014

On Tuesday, July 22, in-tandem court rulings produced highly conflicting legal conclusions regarding the Internal Revenue Service’s interpretation of statutory language in the Affordable Care Act. At issue is the eligibility of individuals to receive tax credit subsidies if they purchase insurance through Healthcare.gov, the federal exchange. Relevant language in the ACA appears to pertain only to state exchanges, noted Jim O’Connell, Ceridian’s Washington, D.C., Consultant. Explaining the significance, at the HR Legislation Blog O’Connell wrote “that 36 states decided not to set up their own exchanges, leaving it to the federal government to roll out Healthcare.gov,” and went on to predict what might happen next. Read his post.