Beyond Gruber: How HHS Flip-Flopped on Federal Exchange Subsidies | Competitive Enterprise Institute

The following timeline demonstrates that HHS initially set out to establish its federal exchange, HealthCare.gov, without a tax credit calculator—that is, it set up the federal exchange so that it could not provide users any information about tax credits. This strongly suggests that its original interpretation was that only residents of states that established their own exchanges were entitled to tax credits. It was only after many states decided against setting up exchanges that HHS and the Obama administration changed course and began claiming that the Affordable Care Act allows tax credits for both state and federally facilitated exchanges. Only then did HHS begin developing a tax credit calculator for HealthCare.gov.

via Beyond Gruber: How HHS Flip-Flopped on Federal Exchange Subsidies | Competitive Enterprise Institute.

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