Halbig v. Burwell: US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit Decision

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In a 2-1 ruling, the court struck down an IRS rule that extended Obamacare’s insurance subsidies to all states, regardless of whether they had chosen to set up their own insurance exchanges. The court invalidated the rule as contrary to the underlying congressional law, which allowed states to opt out of the insurance subsidy program and its accompanying mandates and penalties.