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News from Progress Michigan
June 25, 2015
Supreme Court Rules Against Tea Party Crusaders; Once Again Upholds Affordable Care Act
Attorney General Bill Schuette should apologize for threatening to take away Michiganders’ health coverage
LANSING — Today, the United State Supreme Court upheld the ability of those on the federal healthcare exchange to partake in tax-credit subsidies. The ruling came after conservative activists challenged the right of millions of Americans in states using the federal exchange to use the same tax credits afforded to those Americans in states that have set up their own exchange.
Michigan’s Attorney General Bill Schuette, in a similar case, joined others in arguing to cut subsidies for millions of Americans – including 676,026 Michigan citizens.
“This is great news for the millions of people who have benefitted from these subsides. This is the second time the Roberts Court has sent a message to conservatives seeking to undo the Affordable Care Act that the act is constitutional,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “Sadly, it doesn’t seem that Bill Schuette cares about the ruling of the Court or Michiganders’ health. Instead of waging his own personal ideological battles, Bill Schuette should focus on representing the people of Michigan.”
Michigan citizens were put at risk in this case because of the failure of Governor Rick Snyder and the Republican legislature to institute a Michigan-based exchange in 2013.