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Michigan legislators dodged a bullet with a Supreme Court ruling this week that allows states using the federal health care insurance exchange to continue offering subsidies

June 30, 2015

If the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) had ruled for the plaintiff in King v. Burwell, many had suggested people in Michigan and other states without their own exchanges would not have had access to the subsidies to help buy health insurance. 

Michigan and many other states have their exchanges managed in part or completely run by the federal government. 

The case came down to differing interpretations of a few key words in the law. It calls for subsidies to be available in exchanges “established by the State.” 

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