Georgia has recorded strong enrollment gains in the second year of open enrollment for the health insurance exchange.
Yet an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court ruling could unravel that coverage for tens of thousands of Georgians, notes a Georgia State University law professor.
In a new GHN Commentary, Erin C. Fuse Brown writes that if the court strikes down subsidies in states that let the federal government run the exchange, that decision “would have grievous consequences for patients, providers, and the stability and affordability of health insurance.”
And Fuse Brown goes further. “If the court takes this opportunity to gut the ACA, it does so at the cost of the principle of separation of powers and the Supreme Court’s institutional legitimacy and credibility,’’ she writes.
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