Analysis: King v. Burwell Arguments

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On Wednesday, March 4, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in King v. Burwell, the latest legal challenge involving the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Petitioners in the case are challenging an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulation that makes federal tax subsidies available to middle- and lower-income individuals who purchase health insurance through Healthcare.gov, the federal health insurance exchange or “marketplace” established under the ACA.