Budget & Finance

Why Do the Lawsuits Against Obamacare Matter to School Districts?

By Lesli A. Maxwell — July 30, 2014 1 min read

Crossposted from Sean Cavanagh at Marketplace K-12.

A pair of lawsuits challenging the Affordable Care Act carry implications for millions of Americans receiving subsidized health care coverage—and potentially, for school districts’ personnel and finances.

In two separate decisions issued last week, a pair of U.S. appeals courts made contradictory rulings on the sweeping health care law championed by President Obama and approved by a Congress divided along partisan lines in 2010.

Both cases are focused on the subsidies provided to consumers who obtain coverage under the law—subsidies that in turn are linked to the law’s “employer mandate” that applies to businesses, as well as schools.

For a whole lot more detail on why this has implications for districts, read Sean Cavanagh’s full explainer over at Marketplace K-12.

A version of this news article first appeared in the District Dossier blog.