News & Press Releases
By Robert Pear
WASHINGTON—The Obama administration said on Monday that it planned to terminate health insurance for 115,000 people on Oct. 1 because they had failed to prove that they were United States citizens or legal immigrants eligible for coverage under the Affordable Care Act. It also told 363,000 people that they could lose financial aid because their incomes could not be verified.
By Timothy Jost
The decision of the full D.C. Circuit to review the panel decision in Halbig v. Burwell en banc was clearly the big Affordable Care Act (ACA) court decision of the first week in September, but a September 2 decision of the federal district court of the Middle District of Tennessee, Gordon v. Wilson, is also worthy of note.
WASHINGTON—The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) issued the following statement reacting to the granting of en banc review by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Halbig v. Burwell. In July, the same court ruled in a split 2-1 decision that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) tax credits were only available to persons in state-run Marketplaces. Today’s order vacates that decision and means the case will come before the full 11 judge panel of the D.C. Circuit.