The Affordable Care Act survives the latest Supreme Court challenge, leaving in place subsidized insurance plans for millions of Americans.
Fox News Radio's Jared Halpern reports from Washington:
This wasn't a Constitutional challenge, but a question of what the law intended. Chief Justice John Roberts concluding in a 6-3 opinion, the Affordable Care Act's purpose is to improve health insurance markets not to destroy them. Adding the Court then must interpret often vague provisions the same way.
Opponents had argued federal subsidies were only supposed to be given to customers in states with their own exchanges and not the nearly three dozen states relying on healthcare.gov. Roberts says that reading is untenable.
A scathing dissent from Justice Antonin Scalia laments what he calls somersaults of statutory interpretation, concluding we should start calling the law SCOTUS Care.
In Washington, Jared Halpern, Fox News Radio
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