California Healthline: Supreme Court Ripples in California

The Supreme Court decision on Thursday upholding the legality of federal subsidies in health benefit exchanges in 34 states did not directly pertain to California. This state was one of 16 that established its own exchange, Covered California.

But a ruling against the subsidies would have had a tremendous effect on California’s health care reform effort, experts say. Advocates throughout the state cheered the decision.

“It is a huge victory,” said Wendy Lazarus, co-president of The Children’s Partnership, a national children’s health advocacy group based in Santa Monica. “It’s a victory to be able to say the law applies and we’re doing the right thing,” she said. “We need to celebrate that and shout it from the rooftops.”

Continue reading here: http://www.californiahealthline.org/capitol-desk/2015/6/supreme-court-ripples-in-california

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