Appeals courts at odds over insurance subsidies

July 23, 2014 11:13 AM

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Appeals courts at odds over insurance subsidies

WASHINGTON — Two U.S. judicial panels injected new uncertainty into the future of President Barack Obama’s health-care law, with conflicting rulings yesterday over whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for millions of Americans.

The stakes are high for Ohio, one of 36 states relying on the federally run health-insurance marketplace, where the tax credits are in question. Of the 154,668 Ohioans who signed up for coverage through the marketplace late last year and early this year, 85 percent qualified for tax credits.

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