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King v. Burwell

Docket No.: 14-114
Certiorari Granted: 11/7/2014
Argued: March 4, 2015
Decided: June 25, 2015

Topics:

Affordable Care Act, Commerce Clause, EPA, Federalism, Internal Revenue Code, Medicaid, Medicare, Natural Resources, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Social Security Act

PartyNames: David King, et al. v. Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al.
Petitioner: David King, et al.
Respondent: Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Citation: 759 F.3d 358
Supreme Court Docket

David King, et al.
v.
Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al.
Question Presented:

Section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code, which was enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA"), authorizes federal tax-credit subsidies for health insurance coverage that is purchased through an "Exchange established by the State under section 1311" of the ACA. The question presented is whether the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") may permissibly promulgate regulations to extend tax-credit subsidies to coverage purchased through Exchanges established by the federal government under section 1321 of the ACA.

Note:

IN ADDITION TO THE QUESTION PRESENTED BY THE PETITION, THE PARTIES ARE DIRECTED TO BRIEF AND ARGUE THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: "WHETHER THE COURT OF APPEALS PROPERLY APPLIED THE STANDARD ARTICULATED IN BRECHT v. ABRAHAMSON. 507 U.S. 619 (1993)." CERT. GRANTED 10/20/201413-1428 DAVIS V. AYALA

King v. Burwell
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 4, 2015

Listen to Oral Argument in King v. Burwell
Holding: AFFIRMED
Vote: 6-3
Dissenting: Scalia, Thomas, Alito
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