SUPREME COURT DECISION
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the tax credits that made Obamacare affordable for millions of Americans, including more than 400,000 in Georgia, turning aside arguments that a flaw in the law made the tax credits illegal.
The 6-3 ruling is the first of two blockbuster rulings expected from the court before its term ends this month. The other ruling, still to come, concerns the constitutionality of gay marriage.
In the Obamacare case, King v. Burwell, the plaintiffs failed in their bid to show that four words in the more than 900-page Affordable Care Act voided most of the tax credits awarded to individuals who bought insurance on an online Health Insurance Marketplace, known in the law as an “exchange.”