ACA Doesn't Permit IRS Subsidies, DC Circ. Told

Law360, New York (February 20, 2014, 3:20 PM EST) -- Opponents of the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday continued to challenge the health care law in the D.C. Circuit, renewing their argument that the Internal Revenue Service lacks the authority to provide tax subsidies to shoppers purchasing coverage on federal health insurance exchanges.

A group of small business owners and private individuals told the appeals court that a strict interpretation of the ACA's language prevents the IRS from awarding tax credits to taxpayers joining a federal exchange when their state does not have an exchange of...
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