Ohio Consumers for Health Coverage is celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today in King v. Burwell. “Once again the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the legitimacy of the Affordable Care Act. The ruling confirms what we have known all along – the law was designed to provide a tax credit to any American who qualifies, regardless of the type of Marketplace they use,” said Cathy Levine, co-chair of Ohio Consumer for Health Coverage.
“As a consumer organization, we are relieved that nearly 200,000 Ohio enrollees who receive Marketplace subsidies won’t have to worry about losing access to necessary medical care.” It is particularly good news to Susan Halpern, who is self-employed and was able to stop draining her retirement savings to afford health coverage.
“It’s a relief that I don’t have to worry about whether I’m going to be able to afford my coverage or not anymore. I’m thrilled that the Supreme Court ruled to protect consumers like me,” said Susan.