Wording flaw in ACA linked to subsidy debacle

A wording flaw in the Affordable Care Act is causing outrage from many who drafted the healthcare reform law five years ago, reports the Los Angeles TimesThe wording causing the problem--"subsides are available for plans purchased through exchanges established by the state"--currently allows the marketplaces established by only 14 states to qualify, judges ruled last month. Yet another appeals court in Virginia took the opposite stance, allowing subsidies to continue in all states for the time being. "This was an issue no one thought of. We were focused on hundreds of other issues--abortion, illegal immigrants, the size of the subsidies. Yes, you can look back now and say, 'That was stupid. Why didn't we catch it?' Harvard University health policy professor John McDonough told the LA Times. Article