Florida a big winner in Supreme Court health care ruling

Florida a big winner in Supreme Court health care ruling

In a decision that upheld federal health insurance subsidies for 1.3 million Floridians, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday validated a key provision in President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, ruling that states like Florida can use a federal insurance exchange to provide subsidized coverage to residents.

The 6-3 opinion, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, endorsed the use of federal exchanges that are used in 34 states, with the other states using state exchanges to provide health insurance under the ACA, also known as Obamacare.

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