King v. Burwell: What a Subsidy Shutdown Could Mean for Consumers

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How would a Supreme Court ruling for the plaintiff in <em>King v. Burwell</em> affect consumers, insurers, providers, and states? A new series on The Commonwealth Fund Blog looks at the potential real-world impact of the case being argued next week. The four posts, by Joel Ario, Michael Kolber, and Deborah Bachrach of Manatt Health Solutions, examine the consequences of a decision that would end subsidies for residents of the 34 states that have federally run health insurance marketplaces.<br /><br />
The first post looks at how individual consumers would fare in health insurance markets that would likely function even more poorly than those that existed before the Affordable Care Act was enacted. Read the post