(Bloomberg) -- People who buy insurance on the public health exchanges run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are eligible for tax credits to reduce their premiums, a U.S. judge ruled, dismissing claims that only state-run exchanges can offer the subsidies.
“The plain text of the statute, the statutory structure and the statutory purpose make clear that Congress intended to make premium credits available on both state-run and federally facilitated exchanges,” U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman in Washington said in a ruling today dismissing a lawsuit.
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