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Conflicting Rulings on Obamacare Component

Two U.S. appeals courts issued conflicting rulings today on a major component of the Affordable Care Act. “At issue here,” said Fraser Trebilcock attorney Jonathan Raven, ” is whether or not individuals can receive subsidies for health insurance in states that […]


Fraser Trebilcock Health Care Attorney Jonathan RavenTwo U.S. appeals courts issued conflicting rulings today on a major component of the Affordable Care Act.

“At issue here,” said Fraser Trebilcock attorney Jonathan Raven, ” is whether or not individuals can receive subsidies for health insurance in states that use the federal exchange, or if those subsidies are available to taxpayers in states that started their own state exchanges, which eliminates millions of people in states using the federal exchange.  Essentially, we’re talking about the “affordable” portion of the affordable care act. And today, two appeals courts reached two opposite conclusions.”

Raven, who Chairs Fraser Trebilcock’s Health Care Law Department, sat d
own with WILX-TV reporter, Ann Pierret to discuss what the rulings mean for people in Michigan. Look for her reports tonight, starting at 4pm.

For more information on today’s rulings, click on this link to the Wall Street Journal.

Fraser Trebilcock attorney Jonathan Raven is an expert business counselor, with real-world executive experience managing complicated organizations.  He has guided  leaders and professionals in strategically planning, implementing and adapting their businesses to sometimes unpredictable and often rapidly changing environments.  Mr. Raven has the unique quality of being a skilled attorney who has also faced and managed the impacts of his decisions as a business executive.  In addition to supporting clients while in private practice, Mr. Raven has also served as General Counsel, President, Chief Executive and Director of several private, public and non-profit organizations. This allows him to help clients in valuable ways that most lawyers could not, by building their businesses while mitigating risk inherent in  many ventures. He has specific industry and board experience in health care, retail and supply chain, in addition to working with mature and emerging businesses to secure and license their tangible and intangible properties for monetary return. This set of experiences and capabilities allow Jonathan Raven’s clients to arrive at integrated, solid, enforceable and compliant solutions to business, regulatory and political opportunities and challenges.  

For more information, please contact Fraser Trebilcock attorney Jonathan Raven at jraven@fraserlawfirm.com  or 517.377.0846.