JOPLIN, MO.--- Yesterday, an appeals court in Washington, D.C. ruled that the government subsidies, which help Americans pay for healthcare are illegal. Hours later, a federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia made a contradictory ruling that deems the insurance subsidies as legal. Attorney General Koster says the courts must now decide.
"I don't think that it is clear what these two decisions mean. The only thing that I think that is clear at this moment, is that this will ultimately go to the U.S. Supreme Court to decide its affect on the health exchanges around the country and here in Missouri," said Chris Koster, Missouri Attorney General.
Both rulings could affect 4.7 million people. For now, the law remains unchanged and the subsidized policies are unaffected until the legal case plays out.
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