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Marketplace Subsidies Expand Coverage, Good for Patients and Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals, along with three other national hospital associations, filed an amicus brief Jan. 28 with the U. S. Supreme Court in the King v. Burwell case. The case questions whether Affordable Care Act (ACA) subsidies should be available to individuals who purchase coverage through  the federally facilitated health insurance marketplace. The association supports the availability of these subsidies for low- and middle-income Americans and argued that repealing ACA subsidies would cause the number of uninsured patients to increase, contrary to the intent of Congress. Further, rising rates of uninsured patients, “would devastate some hospitals and leave others without the resources they need to serve their communities – especially the most vulnerable.”

Please contact Beth Feldpush, DrPH, senior vice president of policy and advocacy, at bfeldpush@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0111 with any questions.

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Matt Buechner is the policy and advocacy associate for America's Essential Hospitals.

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