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Supreme Court Agrees to Rule on Availability of Premium Tax Credits

Posted by: Linda Rowings    Dec 9, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Premium tax credits are only available to individuals who obtain health coverage through a Marketplace. A dispute has arisen as to whether the IRS has the ability to interpret PPACA to allow the subsidy to individuals who obtain coverage through any Marketplace, or whether the language of PPACA limits eligibility to those who have obtained coverage through a state Marketplace. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to rule on whether premium tax credits may only be available to individuals who receive tax subsidies as a result of being enrolled in a state exchange. In the meantime, the IRS has stated that it will continue to issue tax credits to individuals in both state and federally-run Marketplaces.

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Topics: Linda Rowings, PPACA, IRS, Supreme Court, Premium Tax Credits