Appeals courts issue conflicting rulings on Affordable Care Act subsidies

The D.C. Circuit invalidated the regulation, while the 4th Circuit voted to uphold the regulation

When the Obama Administration passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, one of the key pieces of the law allowed for subsidies to qualifying middle- and low-income consumers, if they purchased coverage through a state or federally run exchange. But is that particular provision, written into a law as an Internal Revenue Service regulation, actually legal?

That depends who you ask, as two federal appeals courts reached completely opposite conclusions in decisions both released on July 22.

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