More than 1.2 million Texans are resting easier about their medical insurance premiums following Thursday’s (June 25, 2015) 6-3 ruling that the federal government may continue to subsidize health insurance in the 34 states that did not set up their own exchanges. The Supreme Court ruled today in favor of the Affordable Health Care Act in a case styled KING ET AL v. BURWELL, SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, ET AL. The majority decision was written by Chief Justice John Roberts. Joining Roberts in the decision were Justices Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan. Justice Anthony Scalia filed the dissenting opinion. He was joined by Justices Thomas and Alito.
Some say over six (6) million others say eight (8) million people in the United States would have lost those subsidies if the court had ruled against the government, which experts say would lead to fast-rising premiums and the death of Omamacare. Around 17 million people have gained coverage from the law according to the Rand Corporation.
In Hopkins County, the exact number who are accessing the health care act funding is unknown but in 2010 census, over 7,000 residents were without healthcare.
See Supreme Court decision here.