Washington, D.C.– The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) issued the following statement by Bill Hoagland, BPC senior vice president and Katherine Hayes, BPC health policy director, regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision on King v. Burwell. This lawsuit challenged the federal government’s authority to make subsidies available to individuals enrolled in federally operated exchanges.
“The impact of this ruling averted the loss of subsidies to more than 6.4 million people across the country who receive their insurance through federally operated exchanges. This decision avoids an interruption in coverage for these individuals and families and prevents a disruption to the individual insurance market. We agree policy challenges still exist and the health reform law can be improved. In the coming months, BPC will work to find bipartisan solutions to the current impasse and we urge policymakers to do the same.”