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Rulings on health law are far from last word

The New York Times, July 23, 2014

An appellate court ruling issued Tuesday would be very bad news for the Affordable Care Act if it became the law of the land. But it’s still a long way from a settled issue, as a second appellate decision, issued a few hours later, highlighted. In the first ruling, Halbig v. Burwell, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals found that federal dollars used to make health insurance more affordable for middle-income Americans can be used only in the handful of states that created their own insurance marketplaces.