The Supreme Court Decision Will be Critical to the Welfare of Millions who are Newly Insured

A Supreme Court ruling could very well pull the aid from under the rug of millions of newly insured Americans who are, according to some new data, happy with the health coverage and insurance that they are getting.

According to the latest survey from the Commonwealth Fund, 86% of Americans who are receiving help from the Affordable Care Act via government-run exchanges or the Medicaid program for the poor are wither “somewhat” or “very” satisfied in their health insurance.

The satisfaction of these Americans is in danger because of an upcoming decision by the Supreme Court in the Ling V. Burwell case. What’s at stake? Nine million Americans who’ve received help from the law to purchase their private plans may have their subsidies pulled from right under their noses because they bought their plans at a federal marketplace rather than state-run exchanges.

In a statement made by Dr. David Blumenthal, the Commonwealth Fund president, he said that “The Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansions have been in place for nearly 18 months, and indications are that newly insured Americans are pleased with their coverage and are using it to get needed health care.”

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Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2015/06/13/as-scotus-decision-looms-obamacare-satisfaction-reaches-86-percent/

 

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