The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear the case of King v. Burwell, with the legality of federal subsidies for ACA exchange enrollment hanging in the balance. If the high court rules that subsides on the federal health care exchange are illegal, consumers would on average see premiums rise 255% but industry analysts say it is unlikely to get to that point.
If the Supreme Court were to rule in favor of the plaintiffs, premium contributions for enrollees would increase between 122% and 774%, depending on the state, according to an analysis by Washington-based consultancy Avalere Health. The highest increases would come in Mississippi (774%) and Alaska (449%).
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