Bloomberg Law
Dec. 9, 2019, 10:25 AM

High Court’s $12 Billion Obamacare Case Goes Beyond Health Care

Mary Anne Pazanowski
Mary Anne Pazanowski
Legal Reporter

Health insurers who lost money selling plans on Obamacare exchanges to people who otherwise wouldn’t have qualified for coverage will try to convince the U.S. Supreme Court Dec. 10 that the government owes them over $12 billion.

It’s an odd case, but the Supreme Court’s decision still will be consequential because it involves questions that go beyond health care, Michael S. Kolber, a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP in New York, told Bloomberg Law. Kolber was formerly the lead legal adviser to the Department of Health and Human Services on several key features of the Affordable Care Act. ...

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