Major win for the Obama administration; Supreme Court upholds #Obamacare subsidies: http://t.co/RKGLU2WDdb #SCOTUS http://t.co/TtwcMs2vGT— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) June 25, 2015
The Supreme Court has upheld the Obamacare subsidies for more than 6 million Americans with a 6-3 vote in the King v. Burwell decision, handed down moments ago.
This means that individuals who get their health insurance through an exchange established by the federal government will be eligible for tax subsidies.
Six voting for Obamacare are Chief Roberts, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan.
Of course, Scalia dissents.
Not only is this good news for the millions who rely on those subsidies to be able to afford health care insurance, but good news for the Republican Party, who, while demonizing the law all the way to court, would have faced the reality of being responsible for those millions losing their coverage, without having any plan in place to fix the law.