News Headlines Article

Supreme Court’s Obamacare ruling clears the air in California
Orange County Register

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Thursday to uphold federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, means California can intensify its focus on increasing enrollment, improving health outcomes and addressing concerns about costs, health experts said Thursday.

While the court’s ruling had no direct effect on insurance subsidies provided through the state exchange, Covered California’s executive director, Peter V. Lee, said ending federal subsidies in other states would have undermined the law and created confusion among consumers here.