Analysis of the US Supreme Court Decision in King v. Burwell

    June 2015
    The Supreme Court’s decision today in King v. Burwell was a resounding victory for the Obama Administration, virtually guaranteeing that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will survive, at least through the end of the President’s second term, if not beyond. The King case effectively removed the last major threat to the Administration’s ability to solidify its health reform legacy before the President leaves office. While opponents are vowing to continue ACA repeal and replace efforts, at a minimum, today’s ruling makes such efforts unlikely to succeed until a new Congress and a new President take office in 2017.