Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Amy Sanders discussed the potential impact of the upcoming King v. Burwell decision in a recent article published by Becker’s Hospital Review. This important Supreme Court case will determine whether the IRS permissibly interpreted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as extending tax-credit subsidies to health insurance coverage purchased through federally-operated exchanges. In the article, three healthcare industry professionals, including Amy, provide insight on possible outcomes and how the ruling could impact insurers, hospitals and health systems, and the states with federal exchanges. As quoted in the article, Amy “believes the decision could go either way … Although there might be better odds of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of the federal government, the plaintiffs have a compelling argument.”
The full article, “King v. Burwell Forecast: 3 Experts on Hospital, Payer and State Impact,” was published by Becker’s Hospital Review on June 2, 2015 and is available online.