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DC District Court Rejects Halbig Claim

Halbig v. Sebelius: Text of DC District Court Decision

The District Court of the District of Columbia issued a decision in Halbig v. Sebelius, rejecting the plaintiffs’ argument that the Affordable Care Act authorized tax credits for only those individuals who purchase insurance on a fully operational state-run exchange. This is an important decision, as some of the organizations opposing the ACA have called this argument their last, best chance to sink the ACA in its entirety. The document contains the entire 39-page decision, issued Jan. 14, 2014.