Appeals Courts Set Up Next Health Reform Fight for Justices

Two federal appellate panels on Tuesday issued conflicting rulings on the availability of subsidies for health insurance purchased on federally run exchanges and moved the next major battle over the Affordable Care Act closer to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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    By Marcia Coyle

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Tuesday upheld IRS provisions that implement the Affordable Care Act exchanges. The ruling came two hours after the D.C. Circuit ruled against the government in a similar challenge.

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    By Marcia Coyle

    A divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday dealt a severe blow to the federal Affordable Care Act by invalidating subsidies to individuals who buy health insurance through marketplaces known as federally created exchanges.

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    A Volvo subsidiary is responsible for violating a consent decree that a separate subsidiary entered into involving the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for new motor vehicle engines, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has ruled.

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