Health Care Act

10 facts to understand the big Obamacare ruling on subsidies

People celebrate in front of the US Supreme Court after ruling was announced on the Affordable Care Act. June 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. The high court ruled that the Affordabvle Care Act may provide nationwide tax subsidies to help poor and middle-class people buy health insurance.
People celebrate in front of the US Supreme Court after ruling was announced on the Affordable Care Act. June 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. The high court ruled that the Affordabvle Care Act may provide nationwide tax subsidies to help poor and middle-class people buy health insurance. Getty Images

In a long-awaited ruling, the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the federal tax subsidies created under the Affordable Care Act.

The subsidies are used by more than 6 million Americans to help pay for private health insurance, so many were watching the King vs. Burwell case to see whether those people would continue to have access to their current insurance policies.

But how did we get here? Here’s an explainer from Vox.com:

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