People in the Golden State don’t have to bother understanding the conflicting federal appeals court rulings handed down Tuesday.
Elizabeth Taylor with the National Health Law Program says the rulings deal with people buying coverage on the federal exchange. Covered California is a state-based exchange.
"Doesn't affect California, nope," says Taylor.
Taylor says neither court decision has an immediate effect -- there may be a full court rehearing.
“Tax subsidies are a crucial component of the Affordable Care Act, and so long term, if the DC circuit’s ruling were to become the law of the land, it would really cut the heart out of Congress’s plan," says Taylor.
Taylor says there are two more challenges to the Affordable Care Act awaiting district court hearings.