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Supreme Court to hear cases over ACA risk-corridor funds
Modern Healthcare

The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday it will take up cases over whether the federal government must pay billions of dollars to health insurers that sold coverage on the Affordable Care Act exchanges.

The high court will consider whether the government had an obligation to pay private health insurers under the so-called “risk corridor” program that was meant to offset insurer losses in the early years of the ACA exchanges. That three-year program has ended, but health insurers argue HHS owes them more than $12 billion in unpaid funds.