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HAP's Response to U.S. Supreme Court Decision in King v. Burwell

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Today, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in the King v. Burwell case. This case questioned whether the language of the Affordable Care Act allows consumers to receive premium tax credits (subsidies) in states - including Michigan - that use the federally facilitated Marketplace. A 6-3 ruling in favor of Burwell means that subsidies will continue to be available to consumers in states served by the federal Marketplace.

HAP's Response to U.S. Supreme Court Decision in King v. Burwell

"Today's Supreme Court decision in the King v. Burwell case is a victory for the Affordable Care Act. Now more than 200,000 Michigan residents and our HAP Personal Alliance members can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the promise of affordable health coverage, greater financial security and peace of mind under the Affordable Care Act will still be there for them," said Mary Ann Tournoux, senior vice president and chief marketing officer.

HAP will continue to educate consumers about their options. Our priority is to make sure that our customers know what this ruling means: that nothing has changed regarding their financial assistance.

"This is a great opportunity to inform those who plan to enroll in a health plan this fall that financial help is available and here to stay. We're hard at work preparing for the third open enrollment period and making sure that those who currently have coverage know they can renew their Personal Alliance plan for 2016," added Tournoux.

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