Tax Credit Ruling Puts ACA Opponents On The Ropes

Law360, New York (January 16, 2014, 6:52 PM EST) -- A Washington federal judge’s sweeping endorsement this week of consumer tax credits in all Affordable Care Act insurance marketplaces, and not just those created by states, is a big defeat for the law's opponents and may herald the beginning of the end for major legal threats to the reform measure, experts say.

The 39-page decision from U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman, which even the plaintiffs labeled a "major blow" to their case, appeared to be a clear-cut triumph for the Obama administration's position that credits...
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