The legal issue revolves around individual subsidies intended for ALL American citizens that sign up for Obamacare. NOT just to the citizens that are in the 16 states that have their own exchanges. It’s a technicality that should be easily fixed. However, with a Republican House and a Democratic Senate, there is no way that change in the wording of the law is going to pass. Thus, another trip for Obamacare to the Supreme Court will happen prior to the 2016 Presidential Election and this issue will either “gut” Obamacare or create a huge backlash by the 7 million people enrolled that are receiving subsidies and now will have that taken away.
Read the full NPR article: Obamacare’s Split Decisions Spell Laws Possible Return to Supreme Court.